October 3, 2023
Sri Ramakrishna Hospital and Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology & Research launches Animated Breast Cancer Awareness Cartoon Videos Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology & Research (SRIOR) is observing World Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 3.10.2023. In connection with this observance, SRIOR launched ‘Animated Digital Breast Cancer Awareness Cartoon Videos’ for the first time in India, in both English and Tamil on Tuesday.
Dr.P.Guhan, Director, SRIOR welcomed the gathering. He highlighted why creating breast cancer awareness among the public is essential in today’s situation. “Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women today. It is really sad to see that the number of new patients getting affected by this cancer is rising year after year,” Dr.P.Guhan said.
“In India close to 1.95 lakh women are getting diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and what is even more worrying is that 50% of them come at 3rd/4th stage. Since these are advanced stages of cancer, they can be treated and their demise can be delayed. This is why we observe Pink October here in SRIOR to stress the need to be proactive and recommend preventive measures like early diagnosis,” Dr.Guhan added.
Following his address to the gathering, the awareness videos were launched by the Chief Guest Ms.Swathy Rohit, Chief Operating Officer, SNR Sons Charitable Trust in the presence of Mr.D.Lakshminarayanaswamy, Managing Trustee of SNR Sons Charitable Trust, Dr.P.Guhan, Director,SRIOR,Dr.Rajagopal, Medical Director,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Dr.K.Karthikesh, Surgical Oncologist, SRIOR, C.V.Ramkumar, CEO, SNR Sons Charitable Trust, Dr. S. Alagappan,Medical Superintendent and many other guests.
These videos could be accessed by visiting the dedicated link https://mhits.in/SRIOR/breast_cancer_2023/ or by simply scanning the QR code provided below.
The videos are divided into 8 sections including an overview of breast cancer, the screening options available, treatment options available along with possible side effects due to certain treatments.By the way, do you know that men also have the risk of getting breast cancer? Yes, it is possible.
The video section titled ‘Breast Cancer In Men’ states that Klinefelter Syndrome, Radiation & Hormone Therapy, Testicle Disease or Surgery, Family History, Old-age and Overweight/Obesity as risk factors of Breast Cancer occuring in Men.The rest of the section includes other new topics such as Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women, Coping with Cancer and Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors.
Each section has a clear and simple explanation that could be easily understood by everyone.Dr.P.Guhan further said that as a part of this Pink October activities, SRIOR is also offering free breast cancer screening/examination to all who walk in, and it will also provide free mammogram (to whoever is in need of it) throughout the entire month on all working days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.