New Delhi: Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd, a pioneer in diagnostic imaging and information systems for healthcare facilities in partnership with Dr. O.P. Gupta Imaging Center, Meerut, has organised a programme to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer.
As part of the partnership with the Center, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd has installed its cutting-edge Amulet Innovality, a highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic tool which enables women to experience early detection of breast cancer. In order to raise awareness and support the cause, the company held a seminar addressing the main problems and potential solutions in digital mammography breast imaging while also highlighting the clinical relevance of technology.
In India, breast cancer cases are on the rise. The country has the sixth highest breast cancer rates in Asia and the tenth highest in the world compared to other population registries. One in 22 women get breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Despite the innovations in treatment, the risks associated with breast cancer continue to rise. The biggest reason for this is lack of awareness amongst patients, and only reaching the doctor during their last stage of the disease. Understanding this problem, Fujifilm strives to educate people and take the early detection technology across India to save lives.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Chander Shekhar Sibal, Executive Vice President & Head of Medical Division at Fujifilm India said, “Breast cancer is a leading cause of concern amongst women. Early detection, treatment, and quality palliative care can help prevent further spreading and improve the quality of patients’ lives. At Fujifilm, we are committed to developing solutions for women by promoting early detection and aiding in preventive healthcare through breast cancer screenings across the country. We are pleased to associate with Dr. O.P. Gupta Imaging Center and we aim to reinforce our commitment towards being a socially responsible brand. We are determined to offer the highest standards of healthcare solutions and a holistic approach to improving women’s healthcare at an affordable cost in India.”
Dr O.P. Gupta, Director, Dr. O.P. Gupta Imaging Center Meerut, said “Mammograms can help save lives. They are the best way to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms won’t find every cancer, but they can help find breast cancer at an early stage. This can lead to early treatment, a range of treatment options, and better chances of survival. According to a report by WHO, Mammograms have been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality by around 20% in women by early detection”.