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PU ISCS organizes Breast Cancer awareness seminar
PU ISCS organizes Breast Cancer awareness seminar

LAHORE: (Monday, February 4, 2019): Punjab University Department of Public Health, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies has organized breast cancer awareness seminar in connection with international cancer day. The seminar was attended by a large number of female students and faculty members. ISCS Director Prof. Dr. Mrs Rubeena Zakar discussed that Pakistan is experiencing triple burden of disease with increasing number of cases of cancer. She said that breast cancer was the number one killer among cancer for female population. She said that with timely detection and screening of early stages of breast cancer, we can cure many patients from this deadly disease. She said that for this purpose, it is important to educate the girls and women for Breast Self-Examination which is a convenient and no-cost tool to detect the cases at early stages.