A majority of the cancers that ail India are by and large symptomatic and curable if detected in the early stages by recognition of possible warning signs. Prompt action thereafter greatly increases the chances of a successful treatment. Early diagnosis and cure is particularly relevant for cancers that ail urban and rural India. CPAA’s Early Detection programme is a patient-friendly, non-invasive screening process, that is effective enough to detect cancer early, yet non-intimidating and friendly for all to be willing to come in and be tested.
CPAA runs a diagnostic clinic and pathology lab at Dadar (East), Mumbai where free cancer screening clinics are conducted once a week. On-site screening camps are conducted at subsidised rates in various cities such as Mumbai, New-Delhi, Pune and throughout India. The focus is on providing for screening services, especially for those who otherwise have no access to medical facilities. Those detected with cancer are provided full support throughout their treatment journey. The screening consists of examination by our panel of doctors including a surgeon, a physician, a gynecologist and an ENT specialist. A blood sample is taken for CBC test and a Pap smear test is carried out for women. CPAA provides international state-of-the-art Hybrid Capture 2 testing facility for high risk HPVs at the Mumbai Center. The test detects clinically relevant HR-HPVs indicating risk of cervical cancer in Indian women. Initiatives are taken from time to time to be able to provide free HPV tests for marginalised women for screening for cervical cancer. Know more about CPAA’ campaign to ‘Eliminate Cervical Cancer in India’.
3,75,000 healthy individuals screened have been screened at the 7,657 camps and clinics conducted to date from a cross section of the society to include various community groups, social service organisations, churches, underprivileged groups, families in residential localities, corporates, blue-collared workers, teachers and parents at schools and colleges, and the staff and families of civil services and armed forces. 533 cancer patients were detected and advised further tests and treatment.