04/05/2015 5:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Click 'Skip Ad' On This Breast Cancer Video


Here's why you shouldn't press the 'Skip Ad' feature for this video on Youtube: It features an easy, yet effective method to prevent breast cancer through a series of simple, yet well-packaged illustrations.

Bengaluru-based service Narayana Health Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center launched this video last week in an attempt to educate Indian women on the importance of prevention before cure by following this easy guide to check for symptoms of breast cancer. According to the video, it is estimated that 1 in 22 women are afflicted by this type of cancer in India.

Hashtagged Detect2Protect, the video advises women on exactly when and how to check for breast cancer in 5 simple steps.

Today, breast cancer is reportedly one of the most common cancers in most Indian cities, and the second most common in rural areas. Statistics from Breast Cancer India also show that almost 48 per cent of breast cancer patients are aged below 50, and the numbers of women in the 25-40 age group category are increasingly afflicted.

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