Women are increasingly playing a pivotal role in the shaping up of our society. Sadly, we are losing our women to the battle of cancer, which is turning out to be a growing menace worldwide. In India, every day about 2,000 new women cancer cases are diagnosed, of which 1,200 are at advanced stages and half of them don’t survive. Numbers aside, the impact of cancer is far greater due to the immense emotional trauma associated with its diagnosis and the subsequent gloomy prognoses.
Even though rate of cancer cases is increasing at an alarming rate, the level of awareness remains very low. Only 1% of women in India undergo any sort of cancer screening process in a period of 2 years.