King Edward Medical University organises Cancer Awareness Walk
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On the occasion of World Cancer Day, King Edward Medical University Saturday organised a Cancer Awareness Walk under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Professor Mahmood Ayyaz.
On this occasion, the faculty members including the CEO of Mayo Hospital Prof. Muhammad Haroon Hamid, Prof. Syed Asghar Naqi, Prof. Abrar Ashraf Ali, Prof. Ahmed Uzair Qureshi, MS Mayo Hospital Dr Munir Ahmed, Prof. Iftikhar Ijaz, Prof. Shandana Tariq, Dr Abbas Khokhar, Prof Mahjabeen Masood, Dr Samreen, Prof Zahra and a large number of students and nurses were present.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz expressed his views and said that this cancer awareness walk is about spreading information about the high prevalence of cancers in Pakistan and the world and what preventive measures are that are necessary to avoid such a terrible disease such as refraining from smoking, avoid obesity and stop consanguineous marriages
All resources should be used to prevent cancer and pollution of air, contamination of water and unhealthy food consumption should be avoided at all costs. He further said that cancer can be treated with awareness and timely diagnosis. King Edward Medical University is the pioneer medical institution where breast cancer specialists are being trained in the country.
Prof Ahmed Uzair Qureshi said that every year about one lakh people die due to this disease. According to an estimate, every ninth woman worldwide and in Pakistan is suffering from breast cancer.
Prof Muhammad Haroon Hamid said that cancer patients of every stage come to the hospital and are treated for free.
Dr. Abbas Khokhar, head of the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, said that according to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second disease leading to cause of death worldwide, and in Pakistan, approximately 180,000 new cancer patients are diagnosed every year and also increased.
Head of the Radiology Department Prof. Mahjabeen Masood and the Head of the Pathology Department Dr. Samreen Hameed said that complete diagnosis facilities are being provided to cancer patients.
Nursing and paramedic staff were participate in large numbers in this walk.