Bhubaneswar30/10/19:: Breast cancer has ranked number one cancer among Indian females with age adjusted rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. Mortality-to-incidence ratio was found to be as high as 66 in rural registries whereas as low as eight in urban registries. There are multiple reasons for late detection including lack of awareness, shyness on part of patients, social stigma, and ignorance at primary and secondary health care level. Early detection is the best choice for reducing mortality.
Odisha Regional Round Table meeting on Breast Cancer was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Bhubaneswar Chapter today at Hotel Hindustan International Bhubaneswar in association with Novartis and Government of Odisha Health department.
Naba Kishore Das, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Odisha inaugurated the Round Table in presence of Mr. Pradipta Mohanty, Vice Chairman, CII, Odisha State Council, Mr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Head Patient Advocacy, Policy and Communication Novartis, Dr Satya Agarwal, Engagement Manager IQVIA, Dr Dinesh Pendharkar, Sr. Oncologist, Advisor to Department Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha, Dr R R Satpathy, NCD Director/ Dy. Director/ HOD Community Medicine/ ESI/ Railways, Dr Anuj Tiwari, Unit Head AMRI Hospital, Bhubaneswar