Cancer screening Programs
Week long campaign
(Sept,1 To Sept,7,2014) will be
organised across various centres in
23 cities In India.
Some Facts regarding Oral Cancer.
# Every year 1,30,000 people succumb
to oral cancer in India.
# Early detection can increase 5
years survival rate from 52% to 80 to 90%.
# 4 in 10 all cancer are oral cancer in India.Oral cancer claims 14 lives every hour.
# Cancer risk is almost TRIPLED in alcohol drinkers who also smoke tobacco.
Mr.U.T.Khader,Minister for health & Family Welfare,Govt.of Karnataka launched
the programme.He said the government is coming out with Oral Health Policy
after the vision committee submit its report.