ISLAMABAD, Oct 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Level Information – Oct 2, 2022): Pink Ribbon Pakistan Government Director Omer Aftab on Sunday pressured the necessity to elevate consciousness of breast most cancers within the month of October and concentrate on type wholesome dwelling and self-care.
Talking to a personal information channel, he mentioned that October is marked as breast most cancers consciousness month yearly everywhere in the world, together with Pakistan, via totally different demonstrations, contributions corresponding to consciousness walks, fundraising occasions and media consciousness campaigns.
Pakistan has the best proportion of breast most cancers in Asia, he mentioned, including that with the burden of the illness growing yearly, breast most cancers poses a really severe menace to public well being.
As well as, he highlighted way of life (wholesome or unhealthy) generally is a explanation for breast most cancers or can forestall breast most cancers. Due to this fact, it could be higher for ladies to undertake a wholesome way of life to dwell a wholesome life.
He additionally emphasised eradicating social stigmas associated to breast most cancers and mentioned that girls in Pakistan even really feel shy in speaking to their dad and mom about their primary well being points including that social and cultural taboos had been nonetheless linked to totally different points. ladies’s well being and this made it harder for ladies. to speak about them to others.
He mentioned that Pink Ribbon has launched an consciousness marketing campaign throughout this month, because it is named breast most cancers consciousness month, involving everybody from grassroots stage to coverage makers.
Omer Aftab reported that just about 70-90% of early-stage breast cancers are curable, including that yearly breast most cancers kills ladies world wide.
He mentioned that one in eight ladies at this time is recognized with breast most cancers, including that it’s the second commonest most cancers amongst ladies after pores and skin most cancers. However with early prognosis and therapy, we will beat this illness.
He instructed common (screening) mammograms as a approach to diagnose early-stage breast most cancers, including that “ladies ought to have a breast self-exam not less than as soon as a month and a medical breast examination by a well being skilled yearly”.
She additionally urged Pakistani ladies to be cautious of early signs and danger elements as hundreds of lives are misplaced because of lack of information.
The Pakistani authorities launched an consciousness marketing campaign via cell phone messaging and established a well being helpline, it added.