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Outreach Services

ECDC Ernakulam

The Early Cancer Detection Centre, Ernakulam started functioning on August 15, 1984 with the help of the Rotary Club of Cochin, Cochin Corporation, under the direct control of Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum.

The centre focuses mainly on the early detection of cancer, and provides awareness to the public regarding cancer prevention and early detection. Cytological and histo-pathological techniques are used to detect early cancers amongst patients referred from other hospitals or those reporting voluntarily. Pap smear test, FNAC, sputum cytology and cytology of body fluids sent from other hospitals are done here. This centre conducts cancer detection clinics every day, and also holds cancer detection camps and awareness programmes with the help of voluntary agencies and government, organisations in Ernakulam and the neighbouring districts.

The centre conducts colonoscopy directed biopsy for patients with dysplasia on pap smear examination and these biopsies are reported here itself. The district cancer control programme project (DCCP) also functions efficiently.


Early Cancer Detection Centre
Kaloor, Ernakulam
Kerala - 682017
Phone Number: +91 484 2347531

ECDC Palakkad

The major work in the centre is screening for early detection of cancer in patients referred from other hospitals and those coming voluntarily. Prime importance is given to conducting cancer detection camps and awareness programmes in remote areas of Palakkad and other northern districts of Kerala. Diagnosed cases are referred to the RCC for proper treatment and management.

The pain and palliative care clinic started in 1997 functions according to WHO guidelines. A doctor from RCC visits once a month to give guidance in management of incurable and advanced cases. Follow-up of cancer patients treated at the RCC or in other cancer hospitals are also attended.


Early Cancer Detection Centre
Kanjikkode West, Palakkad
Kerala - 678623
Phone Number: +91 491 2566124

Cancer Care Centre, Neendakara

Cancer Care Centre, a peripheral unit was started as a part of the Natural Background Radiation Registry which itself was initiated in 1990 to conduct studies on the health effects of natural background radiation in the aetiology of cancer.


Cancer Care Centre
A Unit of Regional Cancer Centre
Puthanthura P O
Neendakara, Kollam
Kerala - 691588
Phone Number: +91 476 2999990

Early Cancer Detection Centre, Kannur


Early Cancer Detection Centre
Malabar Cancer Care Society
Near Ashoka Hospital
South Bazar
Kannur, Kerala - 670002
Phone Number: +91 497 2705309

District Cancer Centre, Kozhencherry


District Cancer Centre District Hospital
Kerala - 689641
Phone Number: +91 468 2279001