ROKO CANCER IN PUNJAB, INDIA

Roko Cancer Campaign in Punjab, India have achieved lot of success but still lot to do.

Awareness Walk

Honorable Mr. APS Chawla founder chairmen Roko Cancer International Trust speaking about awareness and early detection before the walk. Lectures were delivered and counseling was given by the doctors to the patients attending the camps and free mammograms were conducted. Breast self-examination pamphlets, brochures and information leaflets were distributed. 862 women were examined, 283 mammograms were conducted and 6 women were found positive on mammograms. Roko Cancer Charitable Trust distributed hundreds of self-examination gloves to the women of Punjab. The women were explained how to use these gloves which were made in UK.

Roko Cancer charitable trust conducted free breast cancer camps in Punjab following the MOU signed with the government of Punjab in the month of January. As you know early detection is the key to prevent cancer. The trust launched this project of Cancer Awareness & early detection of Cancer in the urban, semi urban and rural areas of Punjab. The awareness unit went to villages and conducts awareness and detection programs. The activities included screening of awareness documentaries on breast cancer and breast self-examination techniques were taught to all women attending the camp. Pamphlets in local regional language on Breast Self-examination were distributed and free mammograms were done for the women attending the camps.
The campaign has covered Kot Bhai, Chhattiana, sukhna chotiyan, Sahib Chand, Madhir, Butter Bakhua, Husnar, Babania, Gurusar, Karaiwala, Badiaya, Lundewala, Bhundar, Smagh Maniawala. Giddarbaha City, Giddarbaha Village, Rukhala, Sheikh, Bhalaina, Doda, Kauni, Bhutiwala, Khirki Wala, Asa Butter, Butter Shiri, Lohara, Dhol Kot, Mallan, Kotli Ablu, Kothe Dhabe Wala, Kothe Sandhua, Surewala, Wara Kishanpura, Ghuri Shanghar, Duhewal, Chuck Giljewala, Giljewala, Khunan khurd, Karni Wala, Daola, Bharu, Pioree, Fakarsar Ghagga, Civil Hospital Faridkot, Sadaq, Golewala, Jand Sahib, Baja Kahna, Kotkapura, Hari Nao, Bargari, Panj Garain, Vandar Jatana, Janjs, Ratti Rori, Dhuddi, Chand Baja, Jaitto and Bargari. This campaign has been a huge success in the state of Punjab.

In May 2013, a Mega Camp at Rajpura District, Minister Bibi Harpreet kaur MLA Mukhmailpur Ghaunr Surjit Singh Ghari Member SGPC. In this campaign the areas of like Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh, Patiala and Rajpura were covered. Roko Cancer had also setup helping desk for cancer patients, which was undertaken by DR M.S Sodhi, Oncologist.

Roko Cancer Punjab conducted a Mega Camp at Village Sherkhan, Ferozepur, on 25th May, 2014. This camp was organized by Canada based NRI, S. Bhupinder Singh for his village people. This camp experienced an excellent footfall of over 533 patients.

In the year 2015, Roko Cancer team conducted 76 cancer awareness, screening and detection camps in which 14613 people were screened. A total of 684 mammograms were done for high risk women for breast cancer, 676 PAP Smear tests were done for women who were suspected for cervix cancer. These camps were conducted with the support of NRIs who adopted their villages and availed these much needed services free of cost.

In the year 2016, Roko Cancer team conducted 114 cancer awareness, screening and detection camps in which 23334 people were screened. A total of 992 mammograms were done for high risk women for breast cancer, 933 PAP Smear tests were done for women who were suspected for cervix cancer. These camps were conducted with the support of NRIs who adopted their villages and availed these much needed services free of cost.

In the year 2017, Roko Cancer team conducted 109 cancer awareness, screening and detection camps in which 28564 people were screened. A total of 1098 mammograms were done for high risk women for breast cancer, 1182 PAP Smear tests were done for women who were suspected for cervix cancer. These camps were conducted with the support of NRIs who adopted their villages and availed these much needed services free of cost.

In the year 2018, Roko Cancer team conducted 109 cancer awareness, screening and detection camps in which 28613 people were screened. A total of 718 mammograms were done for high risk women for breast cancer, 832 PAP Smear tests were done for women who were suspected for cervix cancer. These camps were conducted with the support of NRIs who adopted their villages and availed these much needed services free of cost.