Breast cancer treatment is possible with timely diagnosis, treatment and attention. Speakers expressed these views while addressing an awareness seminar on breast cancer at Allama Iqbal Open University.
Breast cancer treatment is possible with timely diagnosis, treatment and attention. She expressed these views while addressing an awareness seminar on breast cancer at Allama Iqbal Open University on Tuesday.
Samina Arif said that the rate of breast cancer is increasing at an alarming rate every year and the main reason for this is the lack of awareness among people about this disease. She added that in our daily routine we neglect health care with work which should be avoided, my message to all is to get a check-up once a month.
Begum Samina Arif Alvi said that there is a need to organize community-based health education, seminars and conferences at the national level, especially in remote areas, for awareness and prevention of diseases, especially for the breast cancer treatment awareness.
Dean Faculty of Science, Professor Dr. Irshad Ahmad Arshad presided over the seminar while Dr. Ayesha Isani, Head of Department of Radiology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences also addressed the seminar.
Dr. Hajra Ahmed, chairperson of the Department of Environmental Design, Health and Nutrition Sciences, explained the aims and objectives of the seminar. Dr. Ayesha Isani said that breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women in the world and one out of every nine women in Pakistan are suffering from this disease. She further said that emergency measures are indispensable for the prevention of breast cancer.
She said that everyone should get themselves examined every month, if you feel any kind of lump, or difference in the breast, consult a doctor immediately. Dr. Irshad Ahmad Arshad said that being a national university, Allama Iqbal Open University will play an exemplary role in this national breast cancer awareness campaign. She said that under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia Al Qayyum, the university is regularly organizing seminars and conferences to identify social problems and solve them.