According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the data from Population Based Cancer Registry, Delhi do not reveal any significant increase in the age specific incidence rates of breast cancer below 40 years of age.
As per received scheme of National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), special emphasis is now being laid on early detection of Cancer by creating awareness. Grant-in-aid is provided to Non-Governmental Organisations to create awareness among general masses. The public awareness about cancer is also being carried out through the telecast of the programme "Kalyani" on Doordarshan. National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on 7th November every year. This year the national level health awareness activities about Cancer was carried out on 7th November across the country including the 25 Regional Cancer Centres. Besides newspaper advertisements and Radio/TV campaigns have also been launched nationwide to spread awareness about Cancer.
This information was given in the Lok Sabha today by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to a question by Shri Mohan Rawale.