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Dr. DJ Jussawala wanted Cancer Screening to reliably detect the first faint footprints of cancer at the beginning, and to stop it in its tracks. It is not cancer, but the delay in treatment that kills.
2,50,000 persons have been screened since 1984
5,500 women have been screened since 2007
Screening is a process of examining healthy persons above the age of 25 years, for basic health parameters and recording the findings. Screening does not look cancer per se, but looks for any changes that could occur which are the first faint footprint of cancer. It is necessary to record the ‘normal’ before the physician can understand the change when it occurs.
Indian Cancer Society, Delhi offers Cancer Screening at the Cancer Detection Centre, (CDC) at 42 Babar Road, New Delhi, which has been providing Screening Services since 1984 and has the record of being the longest uninterrupted running Detection centre.
The Centre is open on all working days from 0900 to 1200 hours. It is served by three specialist doctors in ENT, Gynecology, and Surgery, supported by a team of technicians. The package includes a blood analysis, chest X-ray, and physical examination by these experienced doctors. You can avail a screening for cancer at a minimal, heavily subsidized cost. No prior appointment is required, and the entire process takes only 35 minutes of your time.
The Centre is strengthened by two “On-Wheels” Mobile Screening Vans that provide Awareness, Knowledge, and Cancer Screening at the Community’s doorstep, through Screening Camps within the Delhi NCR.
“Asha Kiran” and “Asha Deep”, these mobile screening vans reach out to the community in a 100 sq Km radius of Delhi.
Both these vans were gifted by generous donors and employ state-of-the-art Tele-radiology systems that can ‘transmit’ radiological images to a distant location for analysis and early reporting.