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Cervical Cancer Early Detection Project
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Source: indiasurgerytour.com
Source: indiasurgerytour.com
Under the Cervical Cancer Early Detection Project,Chennai, detection of cervical cancer through visual inspection has been determined to be less time-consuming, inexpensive and easy to install.

Cervical cancer is the leading cancer amongst women in India; two out of 12 women in India have cervical cancer. This document highlights the Corporation of Chennai’s project to screen rural women for cervical cancer through visual inspection methods.

The Corporation of Chennai launched the programme in April 2008 to detect pre cancerous lesions in the cervix of women above 30 years of age. This Cancer Early Detection Project (CED) aims to promote simple, less expensive and less time consuming screening tests for accurate diagnosis and early detection.

The alternate techniques being used under the programme are Visual Inspection Using Acetic Acid (VIA) and Visual Inspection with Lugol’s Iodine (VILI). To encourage poor women to go for check-ups , the health scheme, ‘Well Women check-up’ was initiated, which includes a collection of tests for diabetes, high blood pressure, anaemia, screening for Reproductive Tract Infections and Sexually Transmitted infections (RTI/STI). VIA and VILI are also conducted as a part of the check-up process.

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