FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry (FMHCM&D) in collaboration with Pink Ribbon Pakistan organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on 23rd October, 2019. A small awareness session in the auditorium of FMHCM&D was followed by a walk till Shadman Chowk. Professor Latif Aftab Director ER Services, Prof Saulat Siddique Hospital Director, Prof. Bilal bin Younis Principal FMHCM&D along with the faculty and students led the walk.
Breast Cancer is the most commonly found cancer among women. Every one out of nine female infant has a chance of developing Breast Cancer. Due to a lack of awareness in Pakistan, this cancer is diagnosed mostly at the last stage. However, in the West it is diagnosed at a much earlier stage. In Pakistan, women within the age group of 35 to 35 years are the most vulnerable to this disease whereas in the West it is found among women of 45-50 years. Women should do a self examination every month and in case of a symptom, they must get in touch with a doctor.