Breast cancer does not affect only a woman but her whole family bears the consequences in terms of social and financial impacts, said Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Regulation Dr Nausheen Hamid.
Speaking at a Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) North Punjab Women Wing seminar on breast cancer at Holy Family Hospital (HFH), the parliamentary secretary underlined the need to educate women about self-examination.
Speakers at the seminar stressed the need for educating women about self-examination in order to avoid them from breast cancer.
A large number of faculty members of Medical Research, Centre of HFH students, nursing and paramedics attended the seminar.
Rawalpindi Medical University Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammd Umer said that according to the WHO, if the breast cancer continues to grow at the present rate, the number of deaths from cancer will increase to more than 13.1 million by 2030 worldwide.
The VC said that cancer is a killing disease, but is curable if diagnosed at earlier stage.
Medical Research Centre Deputy Director Dr Shazia Zeb and Dr Uzma Hayat also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of holding such seminars that create awareness among women about this sensitive disease.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2020.
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