IGMPI is conferred with ASSOCHAM Services Excellence Award 2017: Our Directors Mr Syed S. Abbas & Mrs Rafat Abedi, Chief Advisor Dr Mahesh Gupta, Advisor Mr Amitabh Srivastava are being honoured by the Chief Guest & Honorable Member of Parliament Dr. Udit Raj

Whose work ideology revolves around its sole vision to make available reliable and efficient professionals to the Industry

Whose work ideology revolves around its sole vision to make available reliable and efficient professionals to the Industry

 

Thiruvananthapuram termed Breast Cancer capital of India

Thiruvananthapuram termed Breast Cancer capital of India

According to the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) Conference, Thiruvananthapuram has been termed as the country’s breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population.

50 per cent of breast cancer is occurring in the age group of under 50 years. The national average of incidence of breast cancer is 20 per lakh population, while the Kerala average was 14, but in the state capital it stood at 40.

Breast cancer was the most common malignancy affecting one million women worldwide and it constitutes about 21 per cent of 519,000 yearly deaths. Breast cancer can be detected at an early stage and treated. Radiology has a great role to play but the common people are still ignorant about it.

The appropriate age for a mammogram is usually over 40 years but it should be done as a diagnostic tool for those who have symptoms, irrespective of the age. “If annual checkups are done, detection can be made early and even in stage 2 of breast cancer, it can be treated. One reason why in the past detection took place late was because of a social stigma as many do not wish to get a check-up, but that has changed in the cities. The need of the hour is that awareness should be spread for timely checkups.

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