Vijaya Group of Hospitals, Chennai is organized a Marathon “Grab the Crab” – An Awareness Run for Breast Cancer on 7th October, 2017 at 5.30AM. The 5KM Micro marathon was flagged off at Besant Nagar by Smt B. Bharathi Reddy, CEO Vijaya Group of Hospitals where Hundreds of enthusiastic participants ran for a cause. This event was conducted to spread awareness about Breast Cancer. It aims to promote the concept of early detection for timely intervention relating to the treatment of breast cancer. Vijaya Group of Hospitals has planned for this run in October since it is the breast cancer awareness month.

This is a free run and we mainly aim at insisting on people to know that early detection of breast cancer goes a long way in preventing complications. Our Hospital possesses state-of-the art ‘Breast Clinic’ facility which is a one stop for detection and treatment of breast cancer. All participants in this run will be offered special discounts on Preventive Health Check Packages and we hope that this event will serve as a means of spreading the message on the importance of regular screenings, as early diagnosis is a major part of successful treatment.

“In India, we are now witnessing more and more numbers of patients being diagnosed with breast cancer to be in the younger age groups. Healthcare is low on priority and even in major cities, screening is also an ‘alien’ word for most people. To create awareness among people we organized this “Grab the Crab” Run today at Besant Nagar beach. As a mother, a daughter and a wife, a women is the care taker of a family please make sure you take at most care of yourself, we at Vijaya Hospitals offer comprehensive breast screening services at affordable cost.” Said Smt B. Bharathi Reddy, CEO Vijaya Group of Hospitals.

Facts that we need to be aware about breast cancer include:
 Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall.
 Today, about 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
 Most women with breast cancer don’t have these other risk factors. All women are at risk for breast cancer and your risk only increases as you get older
 Breast cancer can affect women of all ages (not necessarily the older women).
 Early detection can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 30 to 40% among women ages 40 to 70.

Breast cancer is one of those ailments that can be stressful not only for the affected women, but also for their families and friends. Hence this event encourages people of all age groups (above 14 years) to come and be part of this social cause. This run “Grab the Crab” can make a difference and rally support for the fight against breast cancer, a disease which affects millions of people every year.