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Every 8th Woman in Pakistan at risk of breast cancer; Prof.Zarnaz


Acting Vice Chancellor Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof, Zarnaz Wahid said every eighth women in Pakistan at risk of Breast Cancer and one of leading cause of death in women, the disease of breast cancer spreading rapidly in Pakistan.

The eyes of world on Pakistan that what we are doing to spread awareness about the disease.

She said shyness is also a reason treat or consult to doctor, that is why women hide the disease, while the cancer is more easily cured at an early stage.

She has expressed these views While addressing to Public Awareness Seminar in Arag Auditorium at Dow Medical College with coordination of Surgical Unit Six of Ruth Phau Civil Hospital Karachi.

Whereas on the occasion, Head of Surgical Unit Six, Prof. Farhat Jalil, Dr. Asghar from Kiran Hospital, Prof. Noor Mohammad Soomro, Dr. Farah, Dr. Omaima and other faculty members also address to the seminar.

However Prof. Fawad Ali Musa, HOD IPM&R Prof. Nabeela Soomro, HOD, GYNE ward Prof. Nusrat Shah, Principal Dow Dental College Prof. Arshad Hassan, Prof, Farah, Dr. Adnan and other faculty member, Staff, Students and large number of General public present on the occasion.

Further Prof. Zarnaz Said, Peoples have lot of misconception about the treatment of disease, it is generally considered to be an injury or infectious disease or hereditary disease, while increased age, lack of exercise, obesity and unhealthy diet can be reason of this.

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women and the early diagnosis for treatment is very important.

Usually in Pakistan women are ashamed to report about the disease.

It could reason of death in women, further she said inability to awareness about the disease in society considered dangerous and emphasis on early detection.

There is common tradition in Pakistan that the disease is hidden, she said the causes of breast cancer is defined as lump, bleeding or pain in breast.

In such situation, she urge a specialist to immediately consult a doctor because treatment can be easily done with early diagnosis.

Experts also urged to young doctors that be careful with your own health, in most of the time we observed that doctor treating patient everyday but didn’t look their own health that is why we observed some doctor fall in serious disease.

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