Thursday, 18 September 2014

Rose day awareness talk held at Kandhasamy college for men

Rose day awareness talk held at Kandhasamy college for men today (17/09/2014). Mr. T.K. Srinivasan (Volunteer of Can-Stop) addressed the students and spoke on general awareness about Cancer and ways to prevent through altering the lifestyle and habits. We would like to thank the college for helping us to spread awareness amongst the young minds.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Rose Day 2014 - A Dedication to all my beloved brothers & Sisters who fighted cancer and who is fighting cancer ...

" Rose Day" - A day dedicated to all my sisters and brothers who are suffering from cancer and who has lost their lives because of cancer and to all Cancer survivors

Monday, 16 June 2014

Breast cancer: prevention and control

Breast cancer: prevention and control

Breast cancer control

WHO promotes breast cancer control within the context of comprehensive national cancer control programmes that are integrated to noncommunicable diseases and other related problems. Comprehensive cancer control involves prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.
Raising general public awareness on the breast cancer problem and the mechanisms to control as well as advocating for appropriate policies and programmes are key strategies of population-based breast cancer control. Many low- and middle-income countries face now a double burden of breast and cervical cancer which represent top cancer killers in women over 30 years old. These countries need to implement combined strategies that address both public health problems in an effective and efficient way.


Control of specific modifiable breast cancer risk factors as well as effective integrated prevention of non-communicable diseases which promotes healthy diet, physical activity and control of alcohol intake, overweight and obesity, could eventually have an impact in reducing the incidence of breast cancer in the long term.

Early detection

Although some risk reduction might be achieved with prevention, these strategies cannot eliminate the majority of breast cancers that develop in low- and middle-income countries. Therefore, early detection in order to improve breast cancer outcome and survival remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control (Anderson et al., 2008).
There are two early detection methods:
  • early diagnosis or awareness of early signs and symptoms in symptomatic populations in order to facilitate diagnosis and early treatment, and
  • screening that is the systematic application of a screening test in a presumably asymptomatic population. It aims to identify individuals with an abnormality suggestive of cancer.
A screening programme is a far more complex undertaking that an early diagnosis programme. (WHO, 2007).
Irrespective of the early detection method used, central to the success of population based early detection are careful planning and a well organized and sustainable programme that targets the right population group and ensures coordination, continuity and quality of actions across the whole continuum of care. Targeting the wrong age group, such as, younger women with low risk of breast cancer, could cause a lower number of breast cancers found per woman screened and therefore reduce its cost-effectiveness. In addition, targeting younger women would lead to more evaluation of benign tumours, which causes unnecessary overload of health care facilities due to the use of addition diagnostic resources (Yip et al., 2008).
Early diagnosis
Early diagnosis remains an important early detection strategy, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where the diseases is diagnosed in late stages and resources are very limited. There is some evidence that this strategy can produce "down staging" (increasing in proportion of breast cancers detected at an early stage) of the disease to stages that are more amenable to curative treatment (Yip et al., 2008).
Mammography screening
Mammography screening is the only screening method that has proven to be effective. Although there is evidence that organized population-based mammography screening programmes can reduce breast cancer mortality by around 20% in the screened group versus the unscreened group across all age groups, in general there appears to be a narrow balance of benefits compared with harms, particularly in younger and older women. There is uncertainty about the magnitude of the harms – particularly overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Mammography screening is very complex and resource intensive and no research of its effectiveness has been conducted in low resource settings.
Breast self examination (BSE)
There is no evidence on the effect of screening through breast self-examination (BSE). However, the practice of BSE has been seen to empower women, taking responsibility for their own health. Therefore, BSE is recommend for raising awareness among women at risk rather than as a screening method.
Breast Self Examination
Clinical Breast Examination (CBE)
Research is underway to evaluate CBE as a low-cost approach to breast cancer screening that can work in less affluent countries. Promising preliminary results show that the age-standardized incidence rate for advanced-stage breast cancer is lower in the screened group compared to the unscreened group (Sankaranarayanan, 2011).

Source: WHO - World Health Organization

Cancer Facts - WHO

Today's Information

Be Smart Don't Start !!

Cancer Facts: 
More than 30% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by not using
tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active and moderating the use of alcohol.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014



An awareness talk @ Vizhiththezhu NGO on ill effects of tobacco usage among community on 31.5.2014.

Community people 

Awareness talk on Tobacco usage



To Commemorate World No Tobacco Day Can-Stop Organized a Sticker Campaign at Besant Nagar Beach.

Anti - Tobacco awareness among youth group.

Sticker Campaign @ Besant Nagar Beach 

Saturday, 31 May 2014


Gear up for the World No Tobacco Day !!!

Join us for the Sticker Campaign @ Besant Nagar beach from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm!!!

Together We Can Make A Difference!!

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) programme held at Rotary Nagar, near Light House on 30.05.2014.
The major highlights of the programme was Street theatre, villupaatu by Rotary Nagar children spreading awareness on ill-effects about tobacco.
The programme was followed by a palm printing campaign !!!!

Friday, 23 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day 2014

World No Tobacco Day 2014 

Hey Friends..
9 more days to go for World No tobacco Day..

Lets Quit Smoking Before Smoking Quits Us.

Free Oral Screening Camp

Free Oral Screening Camp for Mechanic workers at Kilpauk garden on May 17th 2014

Oral Cancer screening camp was conducted today (17.05.2014) for Mechanic workers. Nearly 50 workers were screened. Students from Saveetha Dental college attended the programme

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

"I Quit Force" - Campaign

For World No Tobacco Day 2014, we are calling on to join " I QUIT FORCE CAMPAIGN ".
"I Quit Force" - Campaign
Tobacco Facts: 
  • Every day, more than 1,200 people in this country die due to smoking. For each of those deaths, at least two youth or young adults become regular smokers each day. Almost 90% of those replacement smokers smoke their first cigarette by age 18.
  • There could be 3 million fewer young smokers today if success in reducing youth tobacco use that was made between 1997 and 2003 had been sustained.
  • Rates of smokeless tobacco use are no longer declining, and they appear to be increasing among some groups.
  • Cigars, especially cigarette-sized cigars, are popular with youth. One out of five high school males smokes cigars, and cigar use appears to be increasing among other groups.
  • Use of multiple tobacco products—including cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco—is common among young people.
  • Prevention efforts must focus on young adults ages 18 through 25, too. Almost no one starts smoking after age 25. Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers started smoking by age 18, and 99% started by age 26. Progression from occasional to daily smoking almost always occurs by age 26.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

 Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Youth are vulnerable to social and environmental influences to use tobacco; messages and images that make tobacco use appealing to them are everywhere.
  • Young people want to fit in with their peers. Images in tobacco marketing make tobacco use look appealing to this age group.
  • Youth and young adults see smoking in their social circles, movies they watch, video games they play, websites they visit, and many communities where they live. Smoking is often portrayed as a social norm, and young people exposed to these images are more likely to smoke.
  • Youth identify with peers they see as social leaders and may imitate their behavior; those whose friends or siblings smoke are more likely to smoke.
  • Youth who are exposed to images of smoking in movies are more likely to smoke. Those who get the most exposure to onscreen smoking are about twice as likely to begin smoking as those who get the least exposure

 BE a Fighter!! Put Down the Lighter !! 

For World No Tobacco Day 2014, we are calling on to join " I QUIT FORCE CAMPAIGN ".


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

" I Quit Force Campaign"

Tobacco facts

Tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.
  • There are more than one billion smokers in the world.
  • Globally, use of tobacco products is increasing, although it is decreasing in high-income countries.
  • Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke.
  • The epidemic is shifting to the developing world.
  • More than 80% of the world's smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Tobacco use kills 5.4 million people a year - an average of one person every six seconds - and accounts for one in 10 adult deaths worldwide.
  • Tobacco kills up to half of all users.
  • It is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of deaths in the world.
Because there is a lag of several years between when people start using tobacco and when their health suffers, the epidemic of disease and death has just begun.
  • 100 million deaths were caused by tobacco in the 20th century. If current trends continue, there will be up to one billion deaths in the 21st century.
  • Unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will increase to more than eight million a year by 2030, and 80% of those deaths will occur in the developing world.
Source: Tobacco Free Initiative WHO

For World No Tobacco Day 2014, we are calling on to join " I QUIT FORCE CAMPAIGN ".

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day

The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 million people every year by 2030. More than 80% of these preventable deaths will be among people living in low-and middle-income countries.
                                                                                      source: Tobacco Free Initiative-WHO

For World No Tobacco Day 2014, we are calling on to join " I QUIT FORCE CAMPAIGN ".