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June 11, 2015

Breast cancer awareness session

Lahore

 
June 11, 2015

LAHORE
A breast cancer awareness session for medical students and doctors was held at a private medical college on Wednesday.
Objective of the session was to raise awareness and give an opportunity to medical students and doctors to share their experiences and case studies about the fatal disease.
According to a press release issued here, an NGO Chief Executive Omer Aftab said there was a dire need of providing women with diagnostic facilities as early detection of breast cancer increased the chances of survival up to 90 percent. He said that unfortunately, the incidence of breast cancer was increasing alarmingly in young girls also in Pakistan.
Professor Dr Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry said women in developing countries like Pakistan died at greater rates than women in developed countries because the disease was generally detected in advanced stages. He said educating the masses and health professionals were highly important in fighting the breast cancer.
Assistant Professor Lady Wallington Hospital Dr Lubna explained the causes and effects of breast cancer. She highlighted the effect of Vitamin D levels on incidence of the disease. Major Dr Zeshan Ahmed Alvi, clinical oncologist CMH Lahore, highlighted the risk factors of breast cancer.
Despite that cancer claims nearly 40,000 lives every year, there is a lack of medical facility for its diagnosis and treatment.

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