KARACHI – Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. It is estimated that worldwide one million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year and it is accountable for 3rd of all cancer in female.
1 out of 9 Pakistani female is likely to suffer from breast cancer. The incidence of carcinoma of breast stands 24.4% amongst Pakistani females. Lack of awareness result in the development of breast cancer amongst females. These views were expressed by speakers at an awareness seminar held today at Dow Medical College. The seminar was organized by Dow University in collaboration with Surgical Unit – I aiming to raise awareness amongst the masses.
Speaker includes Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Saeed Qureshi, MS Civil Hospital, Prof. Naheed Sultan, HoD Surgical Unit-I, Prof. Adnan Aziz, Associate Professor, Prof. Rufina Soomro of LNH, Dr. Amir Maqbool of Kiran Hospital, Dr. Farha Idrees of DUHS.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan informed that cancer is a very tough disease. Entire family along with the patients disturbs from it. Early detection and treatment are keys to defeating breast cancer at early stage. He stressed the need to raise awareness to reduce the number of breast cancer patients from the country. He also asked the students and postgraduate of the university to start voluntary health education campaign to educate public in their neighborhood.
Prof. Saeed Qureshi said that there is need to provide specialized services in order to reduce the number of breast cancer patients. He appreciated the efforts of Prof. Naheed Sultan for starting breast cancer clinic at CHK.
Prof. Naheed Sultan informed that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Breast cancer management is a multidisciplinary. Lack of awareness develops breast cancer in women. Different facilities have been introduced in the breast clinic at CHK. He also requested Dow University to start fellowship program on breast cancer.
Later on, Dr. Adnan Aziz, Prof. Rufina Soomro, Dr. Amir Maqbool Dr. Farha Idrees spoke on the management of breast cancer.