Screen 1000 Nepali Women for Important Cancers

 
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Nov 14, 2012

More than 1100 women screened for cervical cancer in Nepal thanks to your donations

Thanks again to all our very generous supporters!

Thanks to your donations, we are able to continue our cervical cancer screening programme in Nepal. On November 8, 2012 we were able to screen a further 50 women bringing our overall total to 1105 women. The program was organised by the Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (NNCTR). The screening camp was held on 8th November 2012 in Banepa at ICD Nepal and was very fruitful in providing an important service to the community. Almost 50 patients benefited from cervical screening at this camp. Results from the screening camp found that 23 women screened had a cervical infection, these women were provided with free medication to treat the infection. 1 woman tested positive for pre-cervical cancerous lesions and 3 women were found to have a prolapsed uterus and were referred to the hospital for further treatment. All other women had a normal result and no pre-cervical cancer abnormalities were found.

Gratitude was expressed by one of our beneficiaries, Ms Niru Thapa, aged 29:

'The camp helped protect women from cervical cancer. For that reason it was a blessing for these women and I wish to have such kind of camps in the future.'

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Jul 23, 2012

43 women receive cancer screening in Nepal

Dr Ranju Sharma, Gynaecologist, Satya Sai Hospital
Dr Ranju Sharma, Gynaecologist, Satya Sai Hospital

Thank you again to all our very generous supporters. We have been so grateful to receive your donations to be able to continue to screen women in Nepal for breast and cervical cancer. In April this year we were able to screen a further 43 women bringing our overall total to 1055 women. 

The joint program was organised by Satya Sai Hospital in conjunction with the Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (NNCTR) and was very fruitful in providing an important service to the community.

Almost 100 patients benefited from a general gynaecological and reproductive health check-up and 43 women received cervical cancer screening at this camp.

Results from the screening camp found that 29 women screened had a cervical infection, these women were provided with free medication to treat the infection and 3 women were found to have a prolapsed uterus and were referred to the hospital for further treatment. All other women had a normal result and no pre-cervical cancer abnormalities were found.

Gratitude was expressed by one a gynaecologist from Satya  Sai Hospital who was involved in the camp, Dr Ranju Sharma, Gynaecologist

‘This program has proved to be very useful and has helped women to open up and talk about their reproductive health issue. The camp has generated interest in the community and we now have more women interested in participating in cancer screening in the future.Thanks to NNCTR for helping us make our program successful and we hope to work together in the future’

Thank you from all of us at NNCTR for your generous support – you are helping to save the lives of many women in Nepal.

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Apr 19, 2012

217 women receive cancer screening

Alina Shrestha, aged 29
Alina Shrestha, aged 29

69 women were screened in Kathmandu and 148 in Bhaktapur

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters. We have been able to add to your generous donations some funding from local community supports to screen almost an additional 200 women in Nepal for breast and cervical cancer bringing our overall total to 1012.

We have been fortunate to run two screening camps this time around. The first was in Kathmandu on March 30 2012 at the Balanbu Health Post. Our team screened 69 women for cervical abnormalities.  Fortunately there was only one woman who was found to have a cervical infection and was provided medication to treat this. All the other women had normal results.

The second screening camp was held on 31 March 2012 in Bhaktapur at the Aadarsha Secondary School, Thaimi ward 13. At this camp our team conducted both cervical and breast cancer screening.

We screened 148 women for cervical cancer and found 59 women with an infected cervix (all were provided medication for treatment), 4 women tested positive for per-cervical cancerous lesions and 11 women were found to have a prolapsed uterus. The other 74 women screened all had normal results. We also screened 174 women for breast cancer and found 17 women to have breast abnormalities. These women were referred to the TU teaching Hospital, Kathmandu.

Gratitude was expressed by one of our beneficiaries, Ms Alina Shrestha.

 ‘I am very happy and thankful to NNCTR, providing the special cervical and breast screening camp in our community. The program was very effective to aware about the cancer as well provide free medicine and medical assistance. So I wish to have such kind of camping future.’

 The team at NNCTR thank you for your generous support – we are so happy to have been able to screen over 1000 women Nepal.

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Jan 23, 2012

184 women screened in a Kathmandu community!

Ms Bimala Manandhar, aged 47
Ms Bimala Manandhar, aged 47

To all our supporters, thank you very much for your contributions! With your continued support we are able to continue providing cancer screening to the women of Nepal!


The most recent community to benefit from the screening program is the Jana Chikitsalaya community in Nhyokha, Kathmandu. Our mobile team travelled to the location on the 24th September 2011 and were able to screen 184 women for cervical cancer. Of these women, 29 were provided medication for infection, 19 were test positive for cervical pre-cancer and 5 were diagnosed with uterine prolapse.


Breast cancer education and screening was provide for 186 women at the same location, and four women were referred for follow-up testing after breast anomalies were identified.

One screening recipient, Ms Bimala Manandhar, aged 47, expressed her gratitude to the team:
“The cervical and breast screening program was very effective to our community. So I am very happy and thankful to the NNCTR team.”

Oct 17, 2011

253 women screened in Bhaktapur!

Ganga Awal -  Age : 37  - Nepal
Ganga Awal - Age : 37 - Nepal

253 women screened for cervical and breast cancer in Bhaktapur!

A warm thank you to all of the supporters of the NNCTR GlobalGiving project in Nepal!  With your wonderful help we have now raised $7576 since we started the campaign, and are just $2424 from our target to be able to screen 1000 women for cervical and breast cancer in Nepal!

To update you on our most recent GlobalGiving camp, we have just completed a very successful cancer screening program in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The screening camp was held on the grounds of the Bramhacharini L.S. School in Kamalbinayak, Bhaktapur, on the 16th of September 2011.

Under the banner of GlobalGiving, 253 women attended the screening camp. We identified 20 women that were positive for potential pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix, and ensured that they receive further diagnostic testing for confirmation and removal of these lesions. This will result in a significant reduction in their risk of cervical cancer in the future, and an increased awareness of their susceptibility to this disease.

11 women were suffering from uterine prolapse of different degrees and were provided with primary treatment and referral, this painful affliction affects an enormous number of women in Nepal as they undertake heavy labour very soon after giving birth. We also provided 84 women free medication to treat cervical infection, and we referred 9 women to our breast cancer specialist for further investigation.

This is what one of our beneficiaries, Ms Ganga Awal (37yo) had to say about the cancer screening camp:

‘I am very happy and thankful to NNCTR, providing the special cervical and breast screening camp in our community. The program was very effective to aware about the cancer as well provide free medicine and medical assistance. So I wish to have such kind of camp in future.

The team thank you for your continued support! We hope we can raise the remaining money before Christmas to give the much needed gift of women’s healthcare to the women of Nepal!


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