AOI launches exclusive campaign for cancers in women

Former MoS Priya Sethi launching AOI’s campaign for cancers in women in Jammu.
Former MoS Priya Sethi launching AOI’s campaign for cancers in women in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 4: American Oncology Institute (AOI), South Asia’s leading chain of cancer hospitals inaugurated an exclusive campaign called Nyla, a movement for early detection and prevention of Cancers in Women, on the occasion of World Cancer Day across 8 states in India.
The inauguration of campaign in Jammu was at ASCOMS and Hospital done by Priya Sethi, former MoS in presence of Dr Pavan Malhotra, Director Principal, ASCOMS & Hospital, Dr Paras Khanna, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Dr Surbhi Kudyar, Associate Consultant Surgical Oncologist and others.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jagprag Singh Gujral, Group CEO-South Asia in India said, “Around 5.8 lakh new cases of cancers were diagnosed in women in 2018 and Breast (27.7%), Cervix Uteri (16.5%), Ovary (6.2%) and Colorectum (3.4%) cancers together account for more than half of all cancers in women”.

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He said many of these cancers can be detected early and are highly curable in early stages. Therefore, it is important to step up and educate our community about cancers in women. “Early detection can help more women win the battle against cancer. American Oncology Institute (AOI) is proud to announce the launch of NYLA – a movement for early detection and prevention of cancers in women namely Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer and Colorectal Cancer,” he added.
Lauding the initiative taken by American Oncology Institute in association with ASCOMS, Priya Sethi announced her full fledge support in taking forward the Nyla Campaign through her association and assured to take active part in making people aware about cancer.
Dr Pavan Malhotra, Principal Director- ASCOMS & Hospital, Jammu said, “Awareness and early detection is the key to fight against cancer. Only 1% of women in india undergo any sort of cancer screening process in a period of 2 years. It is the need of the hour to spread awareness about cancer among women”.
While introducing NYLA, AOI`s Surgical oncology team said that the registration for the training program is free and can be easily accessible using www.americanoncology.com/nyla/ .

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