E-poster Presentation 2014 World Cancer Congress

Teaching Doctors regarding various aspects of Breast Cancer at Primary Health Center in Rural part of India: Can drive future in breast cancer outcome in India by prevention and early detection. (#1056)

Keshav Mr Barnwal 1 , Abhishek Dr Shankar 2 , Sneha Ms Upadhyaya 1 , Shubham Dr Roy 3 , Vivek Mr srivastava 1
  1. Punarjeevan Bihar, Nawada, BIHAR, India
  2. Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  3. Pediatrics, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Background and Context:

 Breast Cancer is most common cancer among women and also most common causes of cancer mortality in India but they are largely preventable.In India,late presentation is responsible for high mortality and morbidity,which is attributed to many factors and one of the important factor is lack of knowledge of breast cancer among doctors at primary health center in rural India.


 Project aimed at teaching doctors regarding various aspects of Breast Cancer at Primary Health Center in Rural India will be most important to drive future in breast cancer outcome in India by prevention, early detection and referral at right time.


 Official permission will be taken after discussion about burden of disease,related problems,delay in diagnosis and survival and doctors competence in cancer care.Doctors in rural area will be included in teaching cum sensitization program regarding various aspects of breast cancer.Every participant will be provided a booklet consisting of all the information related to breast cancer for reference in future.Teaching program will be followed by interactive session.Each doctors will be updated at regular intervals.For new participants,doctors who have attended this teaching program will have the responsibility to share these knowledge.Training at higher center will be arranged for those who wishes to learn more.

Programme/Policy Process:

 One day sensitization cum contact program aimed at teaching breast cancer to doctors,will help thousand of doctors to understand breast cancer in a better way and after campaign they would be able to screen,diagnose and patients referral to right place at the right time then only morbidity and mortality of breast cancer can be reduced.

Outcomes/What was learned:

Every month,impact in every district will be measured by knowing number of people screened for breast cancer,number of diagnosed breast cancer cases,stage at diagnosis,whether referred to right place at right time,referral hospital and compliance of treatment.