The government must focus on raising awareness of the importance of early detection by addressing the ‘taboo’ around the disease, especially in rural India where there are more than 70 % of the population resides in addition to streamlining the all-India implementation, He said, the population-based Breast Cancer Screening Program, has been implemented through the National Health Mission.
Ram says that the Association of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI) must play a leading role in developing the concept of breast care nurses, who will play a pivotal role in providing support and comfort. and reassure patients and their loved ones.
“I look forward to ABSI growing into a truly multidisciplinary organization with a combination of breast radiologists and breast pathologists who are truly eyes and ears for breast surgeons,” he said.
ABSI represents general surgeons, oncologists and plastic surgeons and has quickly emerged as the voice for surgeons across India practicing the art. and the science of breast surgery.
For the first time, ABSI collaborates with the Society of Breast Surgeons in the UK (ABS UK) and the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI), representing radiologists.
Ram, chair of the ABSICON 2022 organizing committee, says that a conscious effort has been made to bring together the three associations under one platform to emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary care in the assessment and management Breast cancer, the most common disease among women.
ABSI President Dr. SP Somashekhar commended Ram for his outstanding leadership role in nurturing ABSI since its inception. “Most breast cancer surgeries in the country are performed by general surgeons. I am proud of the various initiatives undertaken by the Association to enhance the knowledge and skills of breast cancer patients. surgeons especially in smaller towns across India through the implementation of the ABSI Training Module funding bright young surgeons to be trained in centers of excellence world famous in Great Britain.”
Dr Karunakar Reddy said he was pleased to note that the three-day conference will discuss best evidence-based practice guidelines covering every aspect of care, advocacy, early detection and non-breast cancer-related benign health problems such as Good.