Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign @ King Edward Medical University 2013

  • More than 100,000 Pakistani women develop breast cancer every year
  • More than half of them (50000) die from this cancer every year which is lot more than dengue and measles combined
  • Chances of survival are directly related to the stage at which the diagnosis is made. With early diagnosis more than 90 % women will survive and majority will not require breast removal for cure
  • With late stage 3 or 4 presentation, less than 25 % will survive and almost all of them will require breast removal for cure if at all achieved
  • In developed world less than 10 % present at advanced stage whereas in Pakistan 75 % present at locally advanced or metastatic stage
  • There is great need for women to be aware of breast cancer and to learn to self examine and see a doctor immediately if they detect a lump in their breasts
  • Dept of Surgery@KEMU under leadership of Cancer Surgeon Prof M Arshad Cheema FRCS is organizing a walk at 9 am starting from Patiala block King Edward Medical University followed by a seminar at 10 am at University Auditorium to produce awareness about this disease.
  • The main message of this is Early detection of breast cancer is associated with the maximum chances of survival from Breast cancer
  • People from Electronic and Print Media, Doctors, Nurses and General Public are all invited to join the walk to be followed by awareness seminar.

Dr. Muhammad Arshad Cheema FRCS
Professor & Chairman Department of Surgery
King Edward Medical University, Lahore
Chief Division of Surgery Mayo Hospital Lahore

Founding President Surgical Oncology Society Pakistan
Formerly President Society of Surgeons Pakistan - Lahore (2007-9)
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