Monday, January 25, 2021
News

Pakistan has highest breast cancer rate in Asia: Report

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Islamabad | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia, as approximately 90,000 women are diagnosed with the disease every year out of whom 40,000 pass away, a media report said on Monday.

The revelation was made by speakers at a webinar, "Breast cancer awareness: give hope, save lives", organised by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (Comsats) here on Sunday, the Dawn news report said.

According to estimate, one in 10 Pakistani women could develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Retired ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, who is also an adviser at Comsats, emphasised on the importance of measures that need to be taken in order to overcome the lack of knowledge, appropriate facilities, family support and fear related to cancer in society.

An early diagnosis and timely access to affordable medical care are the cornerstones of beating the disease, she said, adding women must educate themselves about techniques of self-examination.

Samina Naeem, former associate professor at Health Services Academy and consultant at World Health Organisation (WHO) Pakistan, stressed the need for breaking stereotypes and taboos related to the disease.

--IANS ksk/

( 202 Words)

2020-11-30-14:18:07 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
Netaji's 125th birth anniversary celebra...
Prachanda faction expels Prime Minister ...
Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23: Report...
Nothing can be bigger than securing home...
Fighting continues in Afghanistan amid p...
Pak okays Russian vaccine for 'emergency...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Urdu Bulletin: Approval to farmers tract...
Those distributing pamphlets, seeking su...
Mayawati requests Centre to withdraw far...
Security increased in J-K ahead of Repub...
Odisha reports 130 new COVID-19 cases...
PM is destroying India's agriculture sec...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Uber lays off 185 workers at its fo... 
AMU to bury time capsule on R-Day... 
Disrespectful to India if England d... 
Dubai Hindu temple to open doors by... 
Man tied to tree, burnt alive in UP... 
Cylinder blasts in Delhi, no casual... 
Saudi Crown Prince unveils new 5-ye... 
Three-day Live Music Festival 'Utsa...