President urges upgraded screening facilities for breast cancer’s early detection

ISLAMABAD, Sep 26 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said in Pakistan, one woman died of breast
cancer every 15 minutes and stressed a comprehensive community-based health education programme to aise awareness about the fatal disease.

Chairing a briefing on breast cancer by the Secretary National Health Services here at the Aiwan-e-adr, the president said women in the country should be provided facilities including screening, sessions on self-examination along with clinical examination and free screening mammography under one roof.

President Alvi appreciated that Federal Breast Cancer Screening Centre (FBCSC) at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for initiating free screening mammography that helped detection of a large number of breast cancer cases at early stages.