Early diagnosis key to cure breast cancer, says Dr Yasmin

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Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said on Wednesday that chances of recovery in breast cancer at first stage are higher hence timely diagnosis is the key.

Speaking as chief guest at Breast Cancer Awareness seminar at King Edward Medical University, the Health Minister said that one in every ten women face breast-related complications.

Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ejaz Hussian, Dean Mayo Hospital Prof Saqib Saeed, Registrar Dr Riyasat Ali, Prof Asghar Naqi, Prof Ayesha Malik, Dr. Abbas Khokhar, Prof Rana Dil Awaiz Nadeem, Prof Sajid Ubaidullah, Prof Sarah Afzal, Dr Maria Imram, faculty members, doctors, nurses and a large number of students attended the seminar.

The seminar began with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Dr Maria Imran read a poem written and composed on the services of Dr Yasmin Rashid.

Vice-Chancellor King Edward Medical University thanked the Health Minister for joining the event. The Health Minister led an awareness walk on the occasion well.

The Health Minister said: “I congratulate Prof Khalid Masood Gondal for organizing this event. The recovery chances in first stage cancer are higher. The moment I felt symptoms I had my check-up.

It was diagnosed in the first biopsy and those who treated me were my own student. Timely diagnosis is very important in successful treatment. The profession of Doctors is remembered with Prophet Issah (AS) who was known for putting life into the dead.

The more awareness we create about a disease, the better will be able to stop its spread. The Oncology department at King Edward University shall be managed successfully. Under Sehat Sahulat Card Program, treatment of cancer shall also be provided.

Everyone going from here must create awareness about Breast cancer. Counselling is very important in the treatment of cancer. A patient follows the advice of a doctor. The good behaviour of doctors provides half the treatment to a patient.

We can help treatment by creating awareness in people for timely diagnosis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar have facilitated common man. Ten new public sector hospitals are being developed in Punjab.

Seven Mother and Child Hospitals are being developed. The Universal health coverage facility is being provided to 22.9 million families of Punjab. May Allah give us chance to serve humanity as much as possible. Students of King Edward Medical University lead medical education in the province.”

In his speech, the KEMU VC said there is it is need of the hour to educate people about breast cancer.

He said the KEMU is moving forward under the leadership of the health minister. He said no patient was refused treatment at Mayo Hospital ever.

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