In seminar held on Wednesday to create awareness about the dangers of breast cancer, Dr. Amna Mehmood Awan (Member of Board I-MACCA) warned that the number of deaths caused by the deadly disease is on the rise in Pakistan, with 83,000 such cases reported and around 40,000 women dying of it every year.

Dr. Khadija (Peads Consultant) said breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cancerous cause of death.

“In Pakistan, one in nine women will develop breast cancer at some stage of their life,” said Saima Ashiq (CATCH Manager).

Experts shared this information at a seminar organized by the (CATCH) Coordinated Access to child Health team. It was held at the seminar hall of IMACCA.

November 2017, like the rest of the world, observes October as the breast cancer awareness month. Awareness sessions were conducted in Focus Group Discussion, door to door survey and seminars  by CATCH team.