Jammu, February 04 | American Oncology Institute (AOI), South Asia’s leading chain of cancer hospitals has inaugurated an exclusive campaign called Nyla, a movement for early detection and prevention of Cancers in Women on the occasion of World Cancer Day across 8 states in India.
The Inauguration of campaign was done by Priya Sethi -MoS in presence of Dr. Pavan Malhotra, Director Principal, ASCOMS & Hospital, Dr. Paras Khanna, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Surbhi Kudyar, Associate Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Satyanker Gupta Consultant Medical Oncologist, Dr. Nadeem Shoket, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Dr. Sangeeta Tikoo, Consultant Nuclear Medicine, Dr. Vikas Roshan, Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Dr. Atul Sharma, Consultant- Intensive care and anaesthesia from AOI.
In India, around 5.8 lakh new cases of cancers were diagnosed in women in 2018. Breast cancer accounts for 25-32% of all female cancers. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and accounted for 16.5% of newly diagnosed cancer cases in women in the year 2018. Ovarian Cancer is the third leading cancer and accounted for about 6.2% of all cancers among women in our country. Breast (27.7%) Cervix Uteri (16.5%) Ovary (6.2%) and Colorectum (3.4%) cancers together account for more than half of all cancers in women. Many of these cancers can be detected early and are highly curable in early stages. Therefore, it is important to step up and educate our community about cancers in women.
Negligence and ignorance are causing a growing number of women to lose the battle to cancer. Early detection can help more women win the battle against cancer. American Oncology Institute (AOI) is proud to announce the launch of NYLA – a movement for early detection and prevention of cancers in women namely Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer and Colorectal Cancer.
The word ‘NYLA’ is of Arabic origin and means a ‘winner’.
Dr. Jagprag Singh Gujral, Group CEO-South Asia expressed, “There is a rising incidence of cancers in India. Breast, cervical, ovarian, uterine and colorectal cancer together account for more than 50% of cancers in women. AOI believes that every woman is a fighter, and most will emerge victorious in such difficult times if they have access to knowledge, guidance and support. Cancer awareness and early detection programs are key to this theme.
Chief guest, Priya Sethi laud the great initiative by American Oncology Institute in association with ASCOMS for the well-being of the women especially by bringing the awareness among masses against the most feared disease. She also announced her full-fledged support in taking forward the Nyla Campaign through her association & will take an active part in making people aware of Cancer.
Dr. Pavan Malhotra, Principal Director- ASCOMS & Hospital, Jammu Said “awareness and early detection is the key to fight against cancer. Only 1% of women in India undergo any sort of cancer screening process in a period of 2 years. It is the need of the hour to spread awareness about cancer among women.
Under Nyla AOI will run a training program where any woman who is highly determined, understanding, ready to share knowledge with other women and willing to contribute to society can be a Nyla volunteer.“
The training module will help Nyla Volunteers to help, raise awareness and educate other women about prevention and screening of cancers, talk to them about how they could reduce the risk of getting the most common cancers, have eﬀective and supportive conversations about women’s health in general and encourage them to take positive steps towards a healthy and active life.
While introducing NYLA, AOI`s Surgical oncology team Dr. Paras Khanna & Dr. Surbhi Kudyar, briefed that NYLA will be an all-encompassing resource to know, diagnose and treat Cancers in women the right way. NYLA will extend all the benefits with AOI’s American pedigree of cancer excellence – expertise, technology and committed care – to women and partner them in their fight against cancer by early detection of cancer, for a cancer-free tomorrow”. They said we believe that every woman is a winner in her own right and she should be given enough knowledge, guidance and support to emerging as a winner against cancer”.
The registration for the training program is free and can be easily accessible using the www.americanoncology.com/nyla/