World cancer day: Cancer is curable if diagnosed early

All types of cancers are curable if they are diagnosed at early stages


Our Correspondent February 03, 2017
PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Cancer experts in their messages to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital said that all types of cancers are curable if they are diagnosed at early stages and proper medical care is provided. According to the leading organisation in cancer control, Union for International Cancer Control, 8.2 million patients die of cancer every year across the globe and about 1.4m new patients get affected. Consultant Pediatric Surgeon Dr Abid Qazi said that creating awareness among common people was necessary so that they can contact doctors if they feel a change in their bodies. He stressed that media too could play a huge role in creating awareness.  (TRANSLATION BY ARSHAD SHAHEEN)

Published in The Express Tribune, February 3rd, 2017.

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