Through Six-Step Screening, I became friends with Anirudha Agnihotry, a dental student at Manipal College of Dental Sciences. He is passionate about changing the rate of oral cancer in India and is active with the Oral Cancer Organization.
Even as a student, he is pictured here educating people about oral cancer and screenings in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He performed a thorough exam on one of the attendees and educated them about the causes and early signs and symptoms.
Here are some of his points:
- India has the highest number of victims of Oral Cancer
- Oral Cancer accounts for 30% of all cancers in India
- 60-80% of patients present with advanced disease, much higher than in developed countries.
I gave Anirudha permission to use the Six-Step Screening any way he wanted to help promote his passion to educate. He wrote this to me:
“Eva, you are my motivation and add some inspiration to make me think towards making use of my profession for the good of the people.”
I’m honored to know such a dedicated young man. May his passion spread far and wide!