Breast Cancer Awareness Programme held at Defence Authority Creek Club

DHA is a responsible and forwarded looking organization which periodically holds public awareness programmes as its social corporate responsibility. DHA organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Programme for the lady employees and spouses of DHA Officers at Defence Authority Creek Club in which Begum Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali was the chief guest.

Dr Rufina Soomro, Consultant Breast Surgeon at Liaquat National Hospital gave a very informative, incisive and enlightening presentation on Breast Cancer disease. She highlighted various facets of the horrendous disease including its symptoms, risk factors and the way forward to fight the breast cancer effectively.

Dr Rufina stressed the significance of early detection of cancer as a life saving measure. She said that breast cancer poses major health risk for women worldwide as approx one million women are diagnosed with the deadly disease annually. She said that apart from normal modes of treatment like medication, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, breast reconstruction and surgery etc the will power and determination of patient to get well plays a monumental role in fighting the cancer.

Celebrities including renowned playwright and scriptwriter Ms Haseena Moin and eminent educationist and TV personality Ms Durdana Butt shared their experiences of heroic struggle with which they fought back the devastating breast cancer successfully. They said that faith, hope and optimism constitute the key elements for recovery. Book writer Imrana Maqsood, wife of TV host and scriptwriter Anwar Maqsood also spoke.

A large number of ladies attended the programme.

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