Centre for Excellence - BREAST CANCER
Vision & Mission
- To create awareness on importance of early detection of breast cancer, importance of monthly screening of Breast self examination and yearly screening for Clinical Self Examination
- Early screening of breast cancer using thermography to save life from morbidity and mortality
- To set up centres of excellence in Breast Cancer across Pondicherry & Tamilnadu
- To help individuals without diabetes to live a full and healthy life
First in TamilNadu to early detect / screen for Breast Cancer in patients with the help of THERMOGRAPHY - Infrared Camera and sophisticated computer software to analyze the image obtained with temperature indices of the particular regions.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in developed countries and is among the three leading causes of death for adults in developing countries (WHO). Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Approximately 1 in 10 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer. Early detection of the breast cancer is important in women of age group between 30 -50 (high-risk population). Statistical data’s revealed annual morbidity and mortality of breast cancer are escalate in which more than 1.7 million women are diagnosed globally with breast cancer and more than 502,000 of them die because of breast cancer. The disease accounts for more than 1.6% of female mortality globally. Breast cancer is a major public health problem increasingly predominant in low and middle income countries, where incidence rates have been increased by up to 5% per year. According to the World Health Organization, the incidence rates in the developing countries are more because growing urbanization and adoption of Western lifestyles. The global burden of breast cancer is expected to 2 million by 2030.
In India, Breast cancer has ranked first among Indian female population with 26 in 100,000 women and mortality rate is about 13 in 100,000 women. Based on the national cancer registries on breast cancer report, it was found that 41 from 100,000 women in Delhi, followed by Chennai had 38 from 100,000 women, Bangalore reported 34 from 100,000 and Thiruvananthapuram had 34 from 100,000 was recorded. Mortality-to-incidence ratio was found to be high of 66 in rural registries and 8 in urban registries. The incidence of Breast cancer in India during 2020 is expected to 1797900. As the incidence of breast cancer is increasing at an alarming rate, millions of breast cancer patients life’s could be saved if they had timely access to early detection for treatment.
So for 32730 women’s were screened using thermography in which 3500 women’s found early detection of breast cancer as state 0 ‘in situ’.