Initiative to fight cancer

Medical officials find positive results in 14 thousand women out of 3 Lakh.

By Author  |  Published: 16th Jan 2017  9:49 pm

Nizamabad: Cervical and breast cancer continues to take thousands of women lives in the State. In order to create awareness Nizamabad Collector Yogita Rana took up the initiative to conduct cervical cancer awareness camps and screening tests that will help in detecting such healthy issues prior.

District Collector Yogita Rana being a doctor focuses on women health and conduct mass screening tests with the help of district medical and health department. Nizamabad district has 3.45 lakh women aged between 30 to 60 years. District medical department have conducted Acidic Acid Screening tests and is trying to conduct for the second time for another 45 thousand women in the next few days. Out of the 3 lakh women, medical official’s declared 14 thousand women positive and provided cryotherapy to find out cervical cancer symptoms among them.

Collector Rana takes initiative to purchase six cryotheraphy units to identify cervical cancer and provide treatment to women. Already five units have been handed over to the Nizamabad district medical and health department.

Nizamabad district medical and health officer Dr Venkat and his team are conducting the cervical cancer screening tests for women. Apollo hospital radiologist Dr Sai Lakshmi will provide training to the Nizamabad government hospital gynecologists on how to use cryotherapy units and find out cervical cancer.

Nizamabad Collector Yogita Rana said that women aged between 30 to 60 years are also diagnosed with pelvic cancer, breast cancer and mouth cancer. “To detect these cancers in early stage, district administration is conducting cancer diagnostic tests in government hospitals, and is trying to save lives of women,” she says.