We Rotary District 3231 along with Rotary club of Gudiyatham has decided to do a project to provide breast cancer screening mobile unit (mammography Bus) to rural areas of our district. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, after skin cancer. One in eight women (roughly 12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. Encouragingly, the death rate from breast cancer has declined a bit in recent years, perhaps due to greater awareness and screening for this type of cancer, as well as better treatments.
But the death rate is seemingly high due to lack of awareness in the rural parts of Southern India. The main objective of our project is to provide mobile mammography bus and technicians to give them proper screening to women living in rural areas.
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