Free Breast Cancer Screening Event Pakistan
Breast Cancer Support UK organised a Free Breast Cancer Screening Event in Islamabad Pakistan.
Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer all over Asia due to which every year 40,000 women die. One out of every nine women in Pakistan faces risk of the disease while the prevalence of this deadly ailment is the highest amongst all types of cancer in the country i.e. 38.5 per cent. Free Breast Cancer Screening Event Pakistan
The RMC principal said in Asia Pakistan had the highest incidence of breast cancer. One in 8th women in Pakistan faces breast cancer during her life, he added. Free Breast Cancer Screening Event Pakistan
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Pakistan as different studies show it kills nearly 40,000 women every year. According to World Health Organisation, breast cancer rates are getting worse and it is not sparing even younger age group,” he said.
“Women in the developing countries, like Pakistan tend to die at greater rates than in more developed countries because the disease is generally detected when it is in its advance stages,” he said.
Prof Bushra Ahmed said that in Pakistani society there were multiple factors associated with late detection of the disease.