A screening camp on breast and oral cancer was conducted successfully that made us realize our goal is reachable. It was a small camp in a local school, attended by hundreds of locals from Kunnathunadu Panchayat.
We had the support of the Panchayat office, Kunnathunad along with JCI, Pallikara.
Hundreds attended our camp with anxiety and excitement. We were able to clear their doubts and give them insights about cancer and the importance of diagnosing it at the early stages.
Dr. Merin and Dr.Grazia conducted initial investigation on women who showed interest in early detection process.
iBreast Exam was developed by UE Life Science with the sole intention of developing a no-touch-breast-scan technology in 2014. The device is FDA approved and has been used for community services in US, India and Malaysia.
We were lucky to be partnered with iBreast Exam team from Delhi, who came down all the way to help us screen the hundreds that came for our camp.
Oral Examination was conducted by our in house dental pathologist Dr. Sapna Chandran. The participants were also encouraged to come for follow ups
The services we provided were free dental check up and early cancer detection.
Out of the hundred participants who were screened by iBreast team, 20 were identified of having high risk of breast cancer. For further diagnosis, we helped them all to come to Kalamassery Medical College Hospital where Dr. Greeshma, General Medicine, conducted further investigations and laboratory tests.
We are awaiting further results.
The second camp under our project 'Snehasparsham' was conducted in Pattimattom on 23rd Feb'2020. The camp provided general medical checkup, dental checkup, breast
screening and blood investigations. Few medications including general and oral related drugs
and mouthwash were provided to participants free of cost.
We are ready for our next camp in Kunnathunadu Panchayat at Jama'ath School, Pattimattam. We request all members of the Kunnathunadu Panchayat to take little time of your schedule to come and participate in our camp and make a successful event.
We are providing free breast cancer screening, dental check up for children and adults, abdomen check up, gynaecology related check up, oral check up, and general check up.
Make use of this oppurtunity.
Make sure you are healthy.
Make the right choices.