KARACHI: A large number of teachers and students keenly attended a seminar on cancer awareness organized jointly by Federal Urdu University, Higher Education Commission and Medical Microbiology.
Speakers pointed out that with early detection and proper diagnosis breast cancer could be treated.
Unfortunately, in Asia Pakistan harbors the highest number of women suffering from this malady.
Dr. Shazia Fatima (Director Kiran Hospital) informed that every year 40 thousand women in Pakistan expire due to late diagnosis of breast cancer.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sikandar Sherwani (Coordinator Breast Cancer Awareness Program) told that yearly some one million cases of breast cancer are reported worldwide.
Dr. Asghar Ali maintained since its causes were unknown, early detection was essential for breast cancer control.
Professor Lubni Anis urged the girls to include fruits in their diet as they contain antioxidants that combat cancer.
Dr. Zeba Imran, Dr. Mahajabeen, Dr. Saima Faraz, Dr. Saima Khaliq, Dr. Manzah Ijaz, Dr. Nizhat Fatima and Dr. Atiya Hassan enlightened the participants about fair chance of breast cancer treatment provided it is diagnosed at an early stage.