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First Population Based Breast Cancer Screening Programme, Andhra Pradesh
Health Care workers along with Trainers at
the launch of the Screening Programme
In partnership with the Govt of Andhra Pradesh, Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation (UBF) has initiated a simple & inexpensive community based Breast Cancer Screening Programme in Andhra Pradesh aimed at early detection of breast cancer, which hopefully would translate into saving more lives. UBF has trained some 900 Community based Health Care Workers through established & well researched audio visual aids about importance of breast awareness & early signs of breast cancer. These healthcare workers have thus far screened 28,437 underprivileged women in Hyderabad District. Free treatment was provided to women diagnosed with Breast Cancer through the Rajiv Arogyasree Scheme.