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.