Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The importance of detecting and battling cancer

In today's editorial titled Battling cervical cancer in the Chindu, it tackles the importance of screening and detection in battling this dreaded disease in women.
While there was no significant reduction in the death rate in the VIA as well as the pap smear groups compared with the control group, a significant decline was seen in the rate of advanced cervical cancer and associated deaths in the group that took the DNA test during the eight-year study period.

It is truly heartening to see some effort being shown in Chindu in educating its readers about these diseases and the tests needed to tackle it.
But more needs to be done to tackle this and other diseases in India which are rapidly reaching epidemic levels.

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