Apollo Hospitals Launches New Blood Test To Detect Breast Cancer In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Apollo Cancer Centres has come out with a revolutionary blood test that can detect breast cancers at early stages in asymptomatic individuals with high accuracy to enable timely diagnosis and treatment.

The test, EasyCheck- Breast, can help in the detection of breast cancer even before the first stage. It is now available in all major Apollo Cancer Centres including Bhubaneswar.

“At our centre, we will dedicate 2 days in a month to free consultation and screening test for women related cancers. We are committed towards advising women for prevention, early detection and complete cancer care under one roof at our centre,” said Dr Sthiti Das, Consultant, Radiation Oncology at Apollo Cancer Centres-Bhubaneswar.

In order to bring cancer conversations to the forefront, Apollo Cancer Centres through this launch has appealed to the women to get screened in the easiest way via a blood test to know their susceptibility to breast cancer. “A lot of our women can be saved from the dreaded cancer of breast by early detection and prevention. Therefore, Apollo Hospital has taken the lead along with Datar Genetics to make this service available across all Apollo  Hospitals,” said Dr Alok Srivastava COO & DMS, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar.

Apollo Cancer Centre aims at spreading awareness about cancer and regular screening for early detection with EasyCheck- Breast. A specific campaign “Cancer awareness in Women” is being propagated under the aegis of Apollo Cancer Centres.

Expressing her happiness over the start of the campaign, Rotarian Jayashree Mohanty said, “Screening programs for women carry prime importance and in the recent years, it is a must due to a changing lifestyle, work related stress and many other factors. Annual screening program can detect critical ailments in advance.”

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women globally. It has now surpassed lung cancer as the leading cause of global cancer incidence in 2020, with an estimated 2.3 million new cases, representing 11.7% of all cancer cases. It is also the primary cause of cancer death among women globally, responsible for about 375,000 deaths in 2000.

Breast cancers more commonly occurred among younger women below 45 years. The rise in incidence of breast cancer at 0.5-2% per annum has been seen across all regions of India and in all age groups but more so in the younger age groups. The high prevalence of breast cancers in Odisha could be associated with socio-economic and life-style changes such as late childbearing, dietary changes and associated changes in menstrual patterns.

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