SANKHALI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that at every breast cancer screening camp in Goa at least 3 to 4 ladies are detected with lumps.
CM was speaking at the inauguration of Cancer Project for Community & Ayurveda for Farmers, a CSR initiative of Goa Shipyard Limited at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali.
“At every breast cancer screening camp in Goa at least 3 to 4 ladies are detected with lumps,” said Sawant
He further highlighted the need for periodic checkup for cancer after the age of 40.
“Women generally don’t take their health care seriously,” he said.
Sawant said that similar camps will be held at all panchayats of Ponda, Dharbandora, Bicholim, and Sattari.
Sawant said that there is a need for “much more awareness” about cancer in Goa.
He said that there is a significant rise in the number of cancer patients in Goa, and that its rate is higher than other states.
Sawant said often, due to lack of knowledge, we do not know the signs and symptoms of the illness, and we do not get ourselves tested.
“Cervical and breast cancer is very common among women, and their incidence is higher than of blood cancer and other cancers,” CM said.
He said that they are trying to go to women and create awareness about the signs and symptoms.