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KARACHI: "Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death and most common cancer among women all over the world including Pakistan. To control breast cancer, we need to stop it from the very early stage. We have 90 to 95 percent chances to recover it successfully only if we catch it timely or in early stages because prevention is the best cure," said Dr Nida Hussain, Pro Chancellor of Ziauddin University.

She was speaking on the occasion of Pink Ribbon Day during virtual seminar "Early Detection, Saves Lives!" organized by Ziauddin University to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr Nida Hussain suggested younger women of age group 20 to 30 to make breast screen and self-examination a habit at least once a month. For evaluation and modalities mammography is recommended after the age of 40. It should be required every 2 years for the mentioned age group to go for mammography.

While talking about the challenges that oncologists had faced during Covid-19, Prof Tariq Siddiqui, Consultant Oncologist and Director Cancer Centre, Dr Ziauddin Hospital said "we have been seeing cases throughout the COVID and we have been doing it face to face with all the SOPs. Luckily, we have not seen any breast cancer death cases during the Covid.-PR

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