Visakhapatnam

‘Pinkathon’ held to spread awareness on breast cancer

With 60 per cent of breast cancer being detected in advanced stages, Apollo Clinic organised a ‘Pinkathon’ followed by an awareness programme on Sunday to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As part of the awareness drive, radiation oncologist N. Sujatha explained the importance of identifying the early signs of breast cancer and timely treatment. Painless lumps in the breast, discolouration of the skin or swelling in armpits should be detected early and brought to the notice of the doctor, she suggested.

Clinical breast examination, mammography, and self-examination, along with treatment modalities, were discussed during the programme.

Centre Head of Apollo Clinic J. Rama Devi said that to mark the month, an economical package of cancer screening was facilitated at the clinic.

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