Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women. Pakistan has the largest rate of this cancer in Asia. Over 90,000 females are suffering from breast cancer annually with 40,000 deaths, which means every one out of nine Pakistani woman suffer from breast cancer. However, patients of breast cancer do have high chances of survival. If breast cancer is detected in the earlier stage and proper treatment is given then there is a good chance that this disease can be cured.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar organized by the collaborated efforts of CS&CS and Women Empowerment Society, held on the 27th of September with the help of Shaukat Khanum Hospital at DSU Auditorium was aimed to spread basic awareness and knowledge regarding this disease. This information was necessary because statistics show that Pakistan has the highest number of breast cancer patients but still there is very little awareness about it. Therefore important questions such as what is breast cancer? How does one know if she is experiencing symptoms of breast cancer? When is it appropriate to talk to a doctor? Are a few questions that should be properly answered. The Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar at DSU discussed these and many more issues which were done by highly qualified doctors from Shaukat Khanum Hospital. They discussed a logical framework for diagnosis and numerous causes and hazardous factors. From symptoms to prevention, breast cancer was discussed in detail.
The seminar ended with leaving a huge impact on the students of DSU. The realization of the seriousness of this disease was felt and the students were educated on detecting signs and symptoms of breast cancer on their own. In addition, the precautions and treatments were discussed in detail. The breast cancer seminar helped raise great attention and support for the awareness.