Nadia Hussain Raises Awareness At Breast Cancer Seminar

MN Report 02:31 PM, 27 Oct, 2021
Nadia Hussain Raises Awareness At Breast Cancer Seminar
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KARACHI: Dr Nadia Hussain, renowned model and entrepreneur, was the chief guest at a Breast Cancer Awareness Program organized by the Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital (AECH) and Karachi Institute for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN) commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Speaking on occasion, she laid stress upon early detection of the disease and how it helped prevent fatal loss. She also asked the Pakistani media to play their role responsibly in spreading awareness about the ailment and the precautionary steps that can be taken to lessen the severity.

Talking to the media personnel, Dr Akhter Ahmed, Director of KIRAN, stated that October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide. The purpose of the month-long campaign is to raise public awareness for the women affected by this devastating disease.

“In pursuit of the noble cause, we also arranged an Awareness Walk and Program at AECH (KIRAN) Hospital today. This activity is done every year to spread awareness about the early detection of the disease through mammography. We do free screening mammography throughout this month for those women who are older than 40 years and want this test for early detection of the disease.” he informed the attendees.

The awareness program has been designed to encourage and support people living with breast cancer, educate and spread awareness of breast cancer with the view to building a stronger, healthier community where no person faces breast cancer alone.

Breast cancer will become the most commonly diagnosed cancer type in the world in 2020. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) estimates that there will be more than 2.26 million new breast cancer cases and almost 685 000 deaths from breast cancer worldwide in 2020.  

Breast cancer was the fifth most common cause of cancer death overall. IARC estimates that by 2040 the incidence of breast cancer will increase by more than one third, to more than 3 million new cases per year, and breast cancer mortality will increase by more than one half, to more than 1 million deaths per year.  The speakers asked everyone to participate in the campaign to spread awareness and show their support. 
“Together, through community and solidarity, we can spread awareness about this disease and support people we love and care about”, they added.