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Asian Cancer Foundation collaborates with the Nargis Dutt Foundation

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The target is to screen at least 5000 people every year. SOPs have been set up that will act as guidelines to efficiently carry out this program

Asian Cancer Foundation (ACF) in collaboration with the Nargis Dutt Foundation has flagged off special mobile screening vehicle for early detection, education, and prevention of cancer at community doorstep.

Dr Deepak Parikh, Executive Chairman, Asian Cancer Foundation said, “The new mobile van will keep track of cancer patients by visiting various areas of Mumbai and Maharashtra. This will assist the screening program and will keep a record of the most prevalent types of cancer which will help to analyze the reasons behind it. Along with the camps for early detection and screenings, we will also hold awareness programs and counseling, especially in personal hygiene, tobacco de-addiction. The target is to screen at least 5000 people every year. SOPs have been set up that will act as guidelines to efficiently carry out this program.”

Dr Parikh added, “The van includes a dental chair for oral cancer screening and oral biopsy procedures. The van has an examination bed for breast and cervical examination with a facility for Pap smear tests. Doctors and Medical staff of the Asian Cancer Institute will assist ACF in implementing the programs.”

There is a television in the van to display education videos regarding cancer awareness and de-addiction. Asian Cancer Foundation will assist those who need financial support.

Priya Dutt, Ex. Member of Parliament and Chairman, Nargis Dutt Foundation said, “It couldn’t have been a better partnership with Asian Cancer Foundation because there are all renowned doctors who really know what is needed. Our support can help in every way. Health is very important. We have started raising funds in India as well and started funding patients for their cancer treatment. We realised two things- early detection cuts cost. Cancer can be curable if detected early. No person should lose his/her life due to a lack of funds.”

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