KP govt to launch breast cancer control program: Kamran Bangash

Staff Reporter

PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations, Kamran Bangash has said that the provincial government would soon launch the first ever breast cancer control program of its kind in the province.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference on breast cancer awareness at the Civil Secretariat, Peshawar on Tuesday. MPA Ayesha Bano and President Public Health Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Saima Abid were also present on the occasion.

Mr Bangash said that the provincial assembly had passed a resolution unanimously under which the first ever programme of its nature on breast cancer would be launched in the province which would definitely help the affected women, adding that the government would provide full support to Public Health Association for spreading awareness regarding the breast cancer. 

MPA Aisha Bano while addressing on the occasion said that the Public Health Association had spread awareness about the breast cancer and that lead to the passing of the resolution by the KP Assembly, saying that the government was very serious in tackling the breast cancer issue and all the available resources would be used in this regard.

While expressing her views, Dr Saima Abid, President, Public Health Association said that breast cancer was one of the leading causes of deaths in women, adding that she appreciated the Provincial Assembly for passing resolution on this matter of great importance.

She stated that around 10 million women in Pakistan were facing threat of breast cancer and annually around 40,000 women lost their lives due to it, saying that each year around 15000 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the province and most of the patients lost their lives due to unavailability of proper treatment.

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