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Campaign launched to highlight spirit of cancer survivors
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, March 07 2022: In celebration of International Women's Day 2022, American Oncology Institute (AOI) Babina Specialty Hospital, Khabeisoi on Monday launched a campaign to highlight the spirit of cancer survivors, who, with their grit and determination are valiantly fighting the battle and emerging winners.

Navigating the many downturns and side effects that cancer brings along, these women who also play the role of a daughter, a wife, and a mother, are all cancer survivors and stronger than ever.

The campaign reinforces the commitment of AOI's tagline "we journey with you" in helping these warriors in these tough times, said the Babina Specialty Hospital in a press release.

According to the release, AOI is the leading cancer hospital chain of South Asia operating 16 cancer hospitals in the region.

American Oncology Institute co-founded in 2012 by a group of physicians and industry experts, is today a wholly owned subsidiary of the largest cancer medical technology company- Varian Medical Systems (a Siemens Health-ineers Company).

While AOI offers best in class Clinical expertise, technological superiority and service excellence, this campaign focuses on the softer and holistic aspects of a cancer patient's journey and aligns to the central campaign idea - #AOICancercare and #Wejourneywithyou.

Their comprehensive cancer care programme is specially designed to give patients the strength they need to recover.

At the launch of the campaign, Dr Jagprag Singh Gujral, Group CEO, CTSI, South Asia, said, "This International Women's Day, we salute the warrior spirit of women who have fought and continue fighting cancer fearlessly and relentlessly.

We strive to further empower their strength and perseverance and help others draw inspiration from their journey" .

The campaign is already live in 10-plus states in the form of outdoor and other in-house advertising.

The video for the campaign features actor, storyteller, poet, writer, and TV personality Priya Malik, who is seen reciting poetry in her soulful style and will be released across AOI's social media channels.

As per the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP), it is estimated that the number of cancer cases is likely to increase from 13.9 lakhs in 2020 to 15.7 lakhs by 2025, a jump of almost 20 per cent.

India along with the United States and China collectively accounts for almost one third of the global breast cancer burden.

Breast cancer is also the number one cancer among Indian females.

One in 28 Indian women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime.

The age adjusted rate is as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and the mortality rate is about 12.7 per 100,000 women.

Mortality-to-incidence ratio stands at a high of 66 in rural registries whereas as low as 8 in urban registries.

Better health awareness and breast cancer screening programmes along with affordable treatment facilities would present a better outlook for breast cancer patients, it added.


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