Aimed at educating the women regarding breast cancer, PAF Hospital arranged an awareness walk at PAF Complex, Islamabad on November 9, 2019. First lady Begum Samina Alvi, also participated as the chief guest, she was received by Begum Tazeen Mujahid, President Pakistan Air Force Women Association (PAFWA).
Begum Samina Alvi said, “The lack of awareness about breast cancer in the country is a serious issue, causing loss of precious lives. She added, ”We should not consider it a taboo to discuss this disease and arranging such events significantly help in creating much needed awareness to fight this major cause of fatalities among the women.” Highlighting the role of media in this campaign, the First Lady further said, “Television, radio and social media plays a vital role in spreading basic information to women through public service messages and special programmes.”
She emphasized that only through effective use of media, misconceptions in general public regarding this curable disease can be rectified and wiped out.
She commended PAF Hospital, Islamabad administration for successful conduct of the event and acknowledged its vibrant role in spreading awareness regarding breast cancer and its preventive measures.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Begum Tazeen Mujahid highlighted the objectives of this significant activity. Dr. Shamsa Rizwan delivered a lecture in which she stressed that timely diagnosis could help in eradicating this curable disease. Later on, a breast cancer surviving patient also shared her experience with the participants.
A large number of young girls, women, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, teachers and students joined the walk. The enthusiastic individuals marched carrying playcards and posters encouraging breast cancer patients to fight against this disease with full determination. With the purpose of highlighting the importance of regular screening of breast cancer, early diagnosis and timely treatment. HH
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