Early diagnosis of breast cancer best prevention of disease: President

President Dr Arif Alvi has said early diagnosis of breast cancer is the best prevention of the disease.

Inaugurating the breast cancer awareness campaign in Islamabad on Friday evening, he said breast cancer is a curable disease and its early detection enhances chances of cure and recovery to 90 percent. He said women should spend at least five minutes on their self-examination to detect breast cancer so that timely treatment can be started.

The president also emphasized on breast feeding to infants to protect mothers from various kinds of diseases, including the breast cancer.

Speaking on the occasion, First Lady Begum Samina Alvi said talking about breast cancer is no more a taboo due to growing awareness amongst women about the disease. She urged the women and girls to spare five minutes a month for their self-examination to detect any cyst to prevent or cure breast cancer at any early stage. She said early detection of the breast cancer enhances chances of survival against the disease.

Begum Samina Alvi appreciated media's role in creating awareness about the breast cancer.

Source: Radio Pakistan