Early detection of breast cancer can increase the rate of survival up to 100 percent, a cancer survivor and health expert said, as she called for creating awareness on this health issue among the women of every segment.
A statement on Sunday said that Khadija Bakali, a survivor of breast cancer and Living Well Facilitator at Umberlla Cancer Network—A UK based organization working to create cancer awareness for early diagnose, at a seminar said that due to lack of awareness the disease like breast cancer takes lives of thousands of women around the globe as discussion about breast cancer is considered taboo in the male dominated societies.
Seminar attended by a large number of women at Rangoonwala Community Centre in Dhoraji area of city.
Bakali, who suffered from cancer twice fought courageously and emerged as victorious against the fatal disease.
‘Sharing is Caring’, she described her story when she shared with her family members. ‘My husband and family stood by me to support in the critical hours’.
She stressed for the sharing of problems with the immediate members of family so that steps could be taken at earlier stage to prevent growth of cancer. ‘Strong will power, family support is a must to fight cancer because physical assistance is not enough to combat as a holistic approach is needed to stem out the disease’, Bakali said.