Yelikeli is a small village in Seloo Taluka in Wardha District of Maharashtra, India. Maina Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine JNMC, Sawangi, Wardha initiated the breast cancer awareness program (BCAP) in this village in July 2016.
560 women were covered with our baseline survey for breast cancer. Each of them were given a tracking card so that documentation was transparent.
Five women were diagnosed with benign breast growths such as fibroglandular tissue, fibroadenoma or fibroadenosis after mammography and one of them had breast surgery in Sawangi hospital.
A mobile bus was used for conducting pap smear, clinical breast examination, mammography along with general health examination. We thank the entire team of Dr. Abhishek Ingole from the Dept. of Community Medicine JNMC who was the project coordinator for the BCAP Project and Maina Foundation for their commitment to the cause.