An early diagnosis of breast cancer that is really important to cure: First Lady


An early diagnosis of breast cancer that is really important to cure: First Lady

LAHORE, October 30 (APP): First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi said on Saturday that early diagnosis of breast cancer is very important to effectively cure this deadly disease.

Addressing the “Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar” here at Governor House, she said breast cancer was becoming an alarming problem around the world, including Pakistan, adding that it was time to massively raise awareness. to this deadly disease so that it should not be seen as a stigma or a social taboo of unwillingness to discuss this disease with anyone.

Begum Samina Arif Alvi also highlighted the need to raise awareness in society about breast cancer in order to control this deadly disease. She argued that breast cancer can only be substantially controlled by mass awareness raising.

Early diagnosis of breast cancer has a 98% chance of a complete cure, she informed.

For breast cancer self-examination, she added, they can get informative breast cancer videos available on the Internet. “A healthy woman guarantees a healthy society,” she stressed.

She suggested that women have a random breast cancer self-exam before having a mammogram, which was very expensive and not affordable for all women.

The First Lady said that in the past women over 50 were vulnerable to breast cancer, but it was amazing that today young girls and even men suffered from the disease, adding that in Pakistan, one in eight women had breast cancer. She said that according to a senior doctor, a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer every 15 minutes.

She said that awareness of the breast cancer campaign had grown throughout Pakistan over the past three years and now people have started to realize that breast cancer is not a social stigma but a fatal disease.

Samina Arif Alvi added that she herself is actively leading this campaign and urged women to take their active role in raising awareness in society in this regard.

She indicated that all relevant departments of the public sector, various organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO), Green Star, Shifa International Hospital, Shaukat Khanam Memorial Cancer Hospital, Energy Hospitals atomic, Pakistani army hospitals, educational institutions and NGOs working for women were playing their role in educating the masses against breast cancer.

The First Lady said Pakistani society should also pay more attention to people with different abilities by taking the most care of this layer to empower them and make them useful citizens. About 12 to 15 percent of the country’s population consisted of people with different abilities.

Regarding the empowerment of women, she mentioned that various banks and institutions provide low rate loans to women and people with different abilities for various purposes including starting home businesses. She added that there was also an urgent need to educate women about this facility provided by the Pakistani government Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

In her address, Begum Perveen Sarwar, wife of the governor of Punjab, said that breast cancer awareness seminars are also being held in various educational institutions in the province to educate young girls about prevention, early diagnosis. and the treatment of the disease. She added that there was an urgent need to teach young girls and women self-examination which could play a vital role in a docile diagnosis.

She argued that the awareness seminars were very important and helpful in breaking the taboo on breast cancer.

Begum Perveen Sarwar said there should be no hesitation in talking about a disease that kills more than 40,000 nationwide each year. “Early detection can save people,” she concluded.

The wife of the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sofia Buzdar, the Parliamentary Secretary for National Health, Dr Nausheen Hamid, the WHO Representative in Pakistan, Dr Palitha Mahipala and others were present.

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