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Community Oncology

Cancer Care Our Mission In-house Activities Training programmes

One of the objectives of the Division is to enhance capacity building of health professionals, paramedicals and grass root level health workers in cancer prevention and control. Various levels of training programmes are envisaged for various groups. For details, please contact academic@rcctvm.gov.in

Outreach Programs Significance of cancer awareness programmes and early cancer detection

Educating the public on cancer prevention and control contributes to better awareness which enables them for lifestyle modulation. Awareness programmes makes them understand the signs and symptoms of common cancers thereby leading to early detection of cancers and appropriate management.

Through trainer-trainee programmes, a large number of trainers can be empowered, who in turn can train dedicated volunteers in cancer prevention and control. It is generally observed that in places where there are regular intensive campaign against habits like tobacco smoking, chewing and alcohol, a substantial reduction in cancer incidence and mortality has been achieved. Empowering health professionals, nurses, and health workers helps in early detection and timely referral to cancer treatment centres at the earliest.

The common cancers occurring in the society are detectable in the early stage. They include oral, breast and uterine cervical cancers. The purpose of early cancer detection is to identify the presence of a specific cancer in an individual that does not demonstrate any symptom. Cancer detection camps will be useful for high risk groups (example: tobacco and alcohol habitue’s) and for those who have suspicious signs or symptoms diagnosed through preliminary screening by a medical professional in the respective localities.
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