Aaroogya “carnage Breast cancer foundation” embarked on its noble odyssey with the single-minded drive to create a meaningful nationwide awareness campaign on BREAST CANCER. In its projection, the Indian council of medical research (ICMR) said in 2016, the new cases of cancer are expected to be 14.5 lakh & likely to reach 17.3 lakh new cases in 2020. Cancer of the breast is the number of is number one cancer overall. According to studies from Globalcan (2012), the most frequent cause of cancer death in women in less developed countries is this disease. The data caught our eyes and decide to dig into the possible reason for the upcoming memes. Our foundation and its approach are to create a holistic and effective pan-India movement to educate, empower, speak to each woman and their family. Under the guidance of the pioneer in the field himself, Dr. P.K Julka former dean of AIIMS, Padmashri award winner 2013, honorable member of the American society of clinical oncology (ASCO), bestowed as leading scientist of the world at Cambridge, Aaroogya begin its primary objecting of early detection and inculcate unambiguous routine habit of breast self-examine. We select tier 4 rural villages in districts, reflecting significant cancer disease incidence. Thus Aaroogya reached the village of Dawki.
Dawki or Dauki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India. We reached the village Dawki. As of 2011, the village of Dawki had a population of 483. The population density of the village of Dawki is 0 per hectare.
The Dawki-Tamabil border crossing between India and Bangladesh is now used to ferry across both passenger and cargo. In fact, the new Guwahati-Shillong-Dhaka bus service that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina last year uses this route.
Umngot River is the fairyland in Dawki. Flowing between Bangladesh and India, a hanging cable bridge connects them. The magnificent clear water will make you feel nostalgic like rowing your boat over an aquarium.
Another point that caught our eyes for all the wrong reasons is the lack of Primary Health Care effectiveness and efficiency in these villages like most of the remotely accessible villages in North East India is a serious concern. The evidence of inherently Health abusive substances being the major portion of Agricultural practice further worsens the local Lifestyle of both genders in this village. Arecanut and Betel Leaves are the top agricultural commodities produced in the village of Dawki.
Community health center is unavailable within the village of Dawki and the nearest community health center is located at a distance of fewer than 10 Kms from the village of Dawki.The primary health center is available in the village of Dawki.Primary health subcenter is unavailable within the village of Dawki and the nearest Primary health subcenter is located at a distance of from the village of Dawki.Maternity and child welfare center is available within the village of Dawki. A dispensary is unavailable within the village of Dawki and the nearest Dispensary is located at a distance of less than 10 Kms from the village of Dawki.
But, the highlight of our session there was an important factor to make every woman aware about is the right Diagnostic tool for confirming any suspected finding in breast cancer by the physician. Females below 45 years of age and 40 in case of a positive Family History should not go for a mammogram as it is not useful at that age due to the dense tissue site. Rather, Ultrasound or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is the recommended tools.