KIRAN organise Breast Cancer Awareness
KARACHI: Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital (AECH), Karachi Institute for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN) organized Breast Cancer Awareness Program at the hospital in which speakers highlighted the hassles of the fatal disease to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of the month long campaign is to raise public awareness for the women affected by this devastated disease, says a Press release.
Renowned celebrity actress Zeba Shahnaz was the chief guest and speaking on the occasion, she laid stress upon early detection of the disease and asked media to play their role in spreading awareness about taking precautionary steps.
Talking to the media persons on the occasion, Dr. Shazia Fatima, Director KIRAN underscored that every year October Month is observed as a breast cancer awareness month across the world. In pursuit of the noble cause we also arranged this WALK and Awareness Program at AECH (KIRAN) Hospital today.
This activity is carried out every year and purpose of this program is to aware public about the early detection of the disease through mammography. We do free screening mammography throughout this month for those women who are older than 40 years and want this test for early detection of the disease.
The awareness program has been designed to encourage and support people living with breast cancer, educate and spread awareness of breast cancer with the view to building a stronger, healthier community where no person faces breast cancer alone.