Breast cancer is a major cause of death in women. In India, 2 lakh women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2020. Of these, 76000 women died of breast cancer. We can understand this fact in this way in India almost every 6 minutes a woman dies due to breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Early Detection
Early detection of breast cancer is the only prevention. Early detection increases the survival rate of breast cancer, which can reduce mortality. By the time the symptoms of breast cancer are felt, it has reached an advanced stage, due to which the chances of successful treatment and survival rate are only 5 per cent.
Can Protect Foundation
Dr Sumita Prabhakar is the President and Founder of Can Protect Foundation, an organization working towards breast and cervical cancer awareness and providing free screening facilities for all women in India.
Dr Sumita says that since the year 2015 till now her organization has examined about 36000 women. She says that there are some methods of early detection of breast cancer, in which the most basic method is a Breast Self-Examination which women can do every month in their own homes. The purpose of this basic screening is to identify abnormal symptoms in the breast. This is an easy method and takes just five minutes to do. To do this, only hands are used and all women can do it easily.
Learn Breast Self-Examination with Canapp
The world’s first multi-language Android app was created by the Can Protect Foundation on the inputs of Dr Sumita Prabhakar, using which women can learn the most basic method of breast cancer screening “Breast Self-Examination”.
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The Canapp was created by the Can Protect Foundation during the Corona period in the year 2020. The Canapp was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand State, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The Canapp is a multilanguage app, available in six languages namely Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari, Awadh and English.
Dr Sumita Prabhakar says that all women should install Canapp on their mobiles and all women should inform at least five other women about Canapp. Dr Sumita says that if women make it a habit to check their breasts on their own every month, they will be able to spot any unusual symptoms in time. These are symptoms that cannot be easily felt, so self-examination is very important.
The Canapp is available for download in the Google Play Store. Women do not have to pay any fee for this. This application is completely free. All breast cancer information is available in the Canapp. So we request all women who are reading this, please Download Canapp and take a step to avoid breast cancer.