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Cancer burden in India has more than doubled over the last 26 years. Breast, cervical and oral cancer together constitute 41 per cent of Indian cancer cases. Considerable knowledge is available on control strategies on these 3 major cancers and this can be implemented into the community through appropriate training and awareness. Oral cancer is preventable and can be picked up easily by examination of the oral cavity.
We plan on spreading awareness, treating and rehabilitating oral cancer patients while also helping the terminal patients improve their quality of life.
Ekohum Foundation at a Glance
Founded in 2017, Ekohum's efforts have made 1600+ individuals aware of the carcinogenic characteristics of tobacco and its role in oral cancer. Through our screening and detection camps, we have screened over 1300 people. When assessed on the Fagerstrom test of nicotine dependence, 45% of tobacco users underwent de-addiction counseling with Ekohum, showing a reduced dependency on tobacco.
This programme comes under Primordial Tobacco Prevention. Under this campaign we hold tobacco awareness sessions with school students, making them aware of the ill-effects of tobacco, encouraging them not to take-up substance abuse under any circumstances
Tobacco - Free Teens
Cancer Awareness Session for Corporates
Sitting for long hours every day, permanent night shifts, increased screen time, results in psychological and musculoskeletal strain, which may result in Tobacco dependency. We work with the corporate to conduct cancer awareness sessions for their employees.
Early detection of oral cancer increases survival chances by as much as 33%. Our team sets-up camps in collaboration with Non-profit Organizations in slums, rural areas, factories; and communities.
Oral Cancer Detection Camp