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Assessing the Impact of Awareness program on Breast and Cervical Cancer Knowledge Empowerment among Working Women in Education Sector


  • Harmeet Kaur, Principal, Chitkara School of Health Sciences Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Bandana Bisht, Vice Principal, Chitkara School of Health Sciences Chitkara University, Punjab


Breast cancer, Cervical Cancer, Early stage, Knowledge empowerment, working women


According to GLOBOCAN 2012 data released in December 2013 there are more than 10 lakh cancer cases per annum in India. The Incidence of breast cancer is growing in younger and elder women population worldwide. In India, the incidence of breast cancer is increasing at an alarming rate. The cervix cancer incidence is also very high in India especially in rural Indian women. The earlier studies have shown that raising the awareness regarding these two cancers can go long way as these are the progressive cancers and if women are made aware to get the diagnostic tests done regularly then there is more probability of getting the small tumors diagnosed early, which can be treated effectively and cure rate can be better….



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