National policy on cancer demanded


Experts on Tuesday demanded to formulate a national policy to curtail growing cancer cases besides strict control on smoking. They said that 9.6 million people die of cancer annually across the world and over 0.17 million fall prey to it in the country.

Addressing cancer survivors meeting at Cancer Centre, acclaimed oncologist and Patron In Chief Cancer Society Multan, Dr Ibrar Ahmed Javid termed smoking one of the main reasons of cancer in the country. He informed that the number of patients who survived cancer was much more than those who die of it.

Early diagnosis can help treating the disease easily, he said adding that the cancer society was doing whether it can for curing the patients.