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The Dr will see you now: Doctors for Seva featured in Bangalore mirror

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If women won't come for cancer screening, Dr Dayaprasad Kulkarni will take it to them

Initiative: Doctors For Seva
​Face behind it: Dr Dayaprasad Kulkarni, 30
Nominated for: Bringing breast cancer screening, among other medical services, to the underprivileged

According to statistics of the Indian Council of Medical Research, breast cancer cases in Bangalore have risen from 16% in 1998 to 34.1% in 2008 for every 1,00,000 women. In hospital-based cancer registries, cancer of the cervix is recorded as the leading site of cancer among women.
And yet, a dismal 1% of Karnataka's women undergo a mammography, says Dr Dayaprasad Kulkarni. In the US, the number stands at 70%.
"It's not surprising then that most breast cancer cases are detected when they are in stage 3 or 4," says the 30-year-old, who heads Doctors for Seva (DFS), a project that provides medical services to the deprived in and around Bangalore.
Which is why when he heard that a US-based oncologi…