Breast cancer is the world’s most prevalent cancer. One in five diagnosed breast cancer cases are now in women under the age of 50. In India, the incidence of breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer in Indian women. One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every four minutes. One in every two Indian women with breast cancer do not survive.
Late detection is the primary cause for increased morbidity and mortality. Clinical breast examination and breast self-examination have not been shown to reduce mortality significantly from breast cancer. Current methods of screening such as Ultrasound, Mammography and MRI have drawbacks which prevent their usage as mass screening tools which are essential to cover the large Indian population.
Early detection remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control in order to improve breast cancer outcome and survival.
The iBreast Exam is an innovative initiative, which is specifically targeted at women and is part of the women-wellness initiatives, carried out by Lifeline Multispeciality Hospitals, Chennai. The iBreast Exam is a powerful screening tool for breast lumps which is completely painless and radiation-free that enables very early detection of breast lumps. iBreast Exam uses patented sensor technology to distinguish breast tumors from normal breast tissue in real-time. The iBreast Exam takes just 5 minutes to perform and delivers life-saving benefits to women of all ages.
Lifeline Multispeciality Hospitals is a Tertiary Care hospital setup at Chennai with over 25 years of experience in delivering high end medical and surgical care to the community, ably guided by its Chairman, Dr. J S Rajkumar, a world-renowned Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon. Dr. Rajarathinam Medical and Educational Foundation, which is the CSR arm of Lifeline Hospitals has been actively involved in providing free medical treatment to hundreds of HIV positive patients and also patients affected by cancer.
This trust, in association with the Dubai Emerald Lions Club, Dubai have been conducting iBreast Screening camps at multiple locations across Chennai like Primary Health Centres, Corporation schools for the student’s mothers, Kasimedu fishing harbour, Public parks, etc .
These screening camps have been conducted completely free of cost on all Sundays and we are happy to inform that over the last one year, more than 3000 women from lower socio-economic status have been screened. Of these, about 120 women were found to have breast lumps and in it 8 of them detected Breast Cancer were successfully treated with the support and contribution of the Dubai Emerald Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Madras Chennapatna in this noble venture.
Ms.J.Jayavani -Chief Nutritionist & I Breast Programme Incharge Lifeline Hospitals , Ms.Vidya President Rotary Club of chennapatna, Dr.J.S.Rajkumar -Chairman Lifeline Hospitals,Dr.Anirudh Rajkumar – Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon, Lifeline Hospitals, Dr.Suchitra – Psychologist, Lifeline Hospitals participated & briefed about this Program.