Punjab Population Department organises seminar on breast cancer awareness

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The Department of Population Welfare organized a seminar to create awareness regarding breast cancer. Director General Population Welfare Saman Rai was the chief guest of the seminar.

The basic objective of the seminar was to make people aware about the symptoms, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The speakers of the seminar emphasized the need for adopting a healthy lifestyle and regular breast self-examination to prevent cancer.

Sonia Qaiser, the representative of Pink Ribbon, said in the seminar that every year in Pakistan, 40,000 women lose their lives due to breast cancer. Currently, 1 out of every 9 women in Pakistan is likely to have breast cancer, but with early diagnosis, more than 90% of patients can avoid this deadly disease.

Guest Speaker and Breast Cancer Survivor Samreen Abbas, Director TR&P Dr. Noor Afshan, Representative Pink Ribbon Pakistan Sonia Qaiser, Director PME Dr. Zubadah Riaz, Principal RTI Rukhsana Kausar, Additional Director M&E Mrs. Bushra Naveed, Deputy Director IEC Muhammad Akhtar Bhatti and others attended the event. A large number of RTI students, PWD officials and women participated in the seminar.

 

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