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222 CANCER DETECTION AND AWARENESS CAMP FOR WOMEN IN DHARAVI SLUM

posted Jan 25, 2018, 3:13 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 3:13 AM ]
20-Jan-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a cancer awareness and detection camp for the women residing in the slums of Dharavi, Mumbai. More than 100 women were examined in this health camp held under the aegis of project supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

This Cancer screening camp was organized in association with Indian Cancer Society. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Coordinator- DBDS) and Ms. Kavita Kamble (Staff-DBDS) inaugurated the camp. The camp was held in the premises of Ganesh Vidya Mandir Secondary School. Ms. Surekha welcomed and thanked Mr. Ashok Chavan, Mr. Anuj, Dr. S.P.Rao and their team for their support to this camp. Most of the women beneficiaries of this camp were from poor families, who would have otherwise never gone to the hospital for examination. All women were screened for ENT cancer (including indirect laparoscopy) and comprehensive Gynaecological examination with Pap smear test by specialized team of doctors and paramedical staff. All the tests and services were provided free of cost.

Ms. Meena Kadam who underwent cancer examination test expressed her satisfaction by saying “I had one case of cancer in my family, hence I was deeply scared. Thanks to Don Bosco for organizing this camp. I am feeling better now and underwent free cancer check-up.”