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‘EARLY DETECTION HAS SAVED ME FROM CERVICAL CANCER’

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‘EARLY DETECTION HAS SAVED ME FROM CERVICAL CANCER’

The story of Sakamma

“I did not know that I had cervical cancer. There were not even any symptoms. I only had occasional red discharge. I did not taking seriously. But RDT health staff came to my village and conducted an awareness workshop on the health of the uterus and also examined us. Biopsy reported that I was suffering from cervical cancer. I was afraid and felt very sad. I wondered as to what mistake I committed to get this cancer. But the doctors consoled me by saying that it had nothing to do with any mistakes and that it could happen to any woman. I went to Bathalapalli hospital where I was told that I needed a surgery or chemotherapy. They told me come back a month later. My husband and I became very anxious. We were worried for our family as it depended on me a lot. So we hastened and went to Kidwai Memorial Hospital in Bangaluru. I received chemotherapy for 3 months. After that I went for a checkup every 3 months. Now I am perfectly healthy. RDT’s early detection, examination and treatment program for cancers in women is a very big program covering many rural poor women like me. Obviously, it has been a big help for me and my family. Had I not discovered it in its early stages, I would have been in great danger. I advise all women to regularly check themselves for possible cancers in women.”