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  • Breast cancer tops new cases among women in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Breast cancer continues to account for the highest number of new cancer cases among women in Pakistan while lung cancer has the highest number of incident cases for men...

    Know more: ‘Lung, breast cancers on the rise in Pakistan’Among the leading cancers, the number of esophageal cancer in men was one of the lowest at 5,600 in 2013, up from 2,600 in 1990...

  • Breast cancer kills 40,000 women in Pakistan every year: experts

    KARACHI: Experts at a seminar held on Tuesday to create awareness about the dangers of breast cancer warned that the number of deaths caused by the deadly disease was on the rise in Pakistan, with 83,000 such cases reported and around 40,000 women dying of it every year...

    They said breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cancerous cause of death...

  • GIK Institute organises awareness drive about breast cancer

    SWABI: Women Engineering Society (WES) of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) ran an awareness campaign on Monday about breast cancer and its preventive measures...

    “We took wonderful initiative of breast cancer awareness campaign and also organised an awareness camp where the girls were told that they could fight and prevent breast cancer,” she said...

  • ‘Breast cancer on the rise in 18-22 age group’

    LAHORE: Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia and its incidence is alarmingly increasing in young girls aged 18 to 22 years...

    Addressing at an awareness seminar on breast cancer here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Thursday, Pink Ribbon Campaign Assistant Programme Manager Sonia Qaiser said the ailment was the most common cancer among women in the world and every year 1...

  • Women urged to wait until age 45 for breast cancer screenings

    MIAMI: In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association on Tuesday urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer...

    “Since the last American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening update for average-risk women was published in 2003, new evidence has accumulated from long-term follow-up of randomized controlled trials and observational studies,” said the...

  • Awareness drive against breast cancer next month

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia which claims as many as 40,000 women’s lives every year...

    Therefore, Pink Ribbon Pakistan, a non-governmental organisation, has finalized arrangements to hold nationwide awareness campaign against the disease next month...

  • Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

    HONG KONG: Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast...

    Around 100 people gathered for the light-hearted "breast walk" protest outside police headquarters in Wan Chai district, with some holding up bras and others wearing them over their tops...

  • ‘Early detection is the cornerstone of breast cancer control’

    If anyone had some other colour on, there were the pink ribbons, the pink caps and pink balloons to compensate for his or her shortcoming just so no one there forgot the cause — raising awareness about breast cancer...

    While sharing her experiences, a survivor said: “I am a proud mother, a wife and a breast cancer survivor...

  • Mazar-i-Quaid illuminated pink in solidarity with breast cancer patients

    The Mazar-i-Quaid was illuminated pink on Saturday as part of solidarity with breast cancer patients and survivors...

    Pink Ribbon Campaign, in collaboration with Government of Pakistan, National History and Literary Heritage Division and administration of Mazar-i-Quaid, illuminated one of the most sanctified places in the country — the Mazar-i-Quaid — in solidarity with the 40,000 women who die each year due to breast cancer...

  • No need for chemotherapy in certain breast and lung cancers, major studies show

    TAMPA: Two major studies released on Sunday show that many people with breast and lung cancers may forgo chemotherapy and still live longer, signaling a waning need for what was long seen as the standard of cancer care...

    The first study, described as the largest breast cancer treatment trial to date, found that the majority of women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy and its toxic, and often...

  • New drug boosts survival rate among breast cancer patients

    CHICAGO: A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates among younger women afflicted with the most common type of breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday, citing the results of an international clinical trial...

    Lead author Sara Hurvitz said the study focused on a form of breast cancer which is fuelled by the hormone estrogen and which accounts for two-thirds of all cases among younger women...

  • Only six milk brands fit for consumption in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After conducting tests on 16 brands of packaged milk given Ultra High Temperature (UHT) and pasteurisation treatment, the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has found that only six are safe for consumption, the National Assembly was told on Monday...

    Dairy companies use UHT treatment to increase the shelf life of packaged milk...

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