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BREAST CANCER IN INDIA: REVIEWING AWARENESS OF SELFCHECKS, SCHEMES AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS

Authors:
Saira Mehra

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Saira Mehra
Grade 12 student at The Woodstock School, Mussoorie.

MLA 8
Mehra, Saira. "BREAST CANCER IN INDIA: REVIEWING AWARENESS OF SELFCHECKS, SCHEMES AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 4904-4912, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=373. Accessed July 2019.
APA
Mehra, S. (2019, July). BREAST CANCER IN INDIA: REVIEWING AWARENESS OF SELFCHECKS, SCHEMES AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 4904-4912. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=373
Chicago
Mehra, Saira. "BREAST CANCER IN INDIA: REVIEWING AWARENESS OF SELFCHECKS, SCHEMES AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 4904-4912. Accessed July, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=373.

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Abstract:
India has witnessed a steady rise in the incidence of breast cancer. The mortality rates of breast cancer increase significantly as the disease progresses into later stages. This makes early detection, screening, and treatment extremely crucial. India has witnessed high rates of economic development in recent years, which has been accompanied by the development of technology in several fields, including medicine. However, such development has not trickled down to rural regions of the country. Not only do these regions suffer from comparatively higher rates of illiteracy and poverty, but the state of public healthcare is also inadequate to serve a population as high as India's. The stigma around women's health and hygiene that prevails in a patriarchal society like India adds to the barriers that women need to clear to access healthcare, which is widely recognized as a basic human need. This paper has explored the reasons behind the healthcare's sectors inability to deal with the increasing rates of breast cancer in the country. It also provides recommendations that seek to improve the present scenario.