October is celebrated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the globe, every year. This is an annual campaign to help spread awareness about the disease.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Session held on 27 October 2022 at The University Seminar Hall aimed to educate women and men about the importance of annual screening.
Awareness sessions were presided over by Worthy Vice-Chancellor UG Prof Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir (TI). On the occasion Registrar UG. Dolat Khan, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, Commerce & Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad, Dean Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Technology Dr. Dhani Bux Talpur, Medical Superintendent DHQ Hospital Dr. Abdul Hafeez, LMO Dr. Zubaida Zakir & Dr. Raisa Aziz, DDEO (F) Madam Bilquees Sulaiman and survivals of Cancer disease, faculty members and a large number of female students have participated.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir (TI) thanked honorable guests and participants, and also appreciated the efforts of the Director of Students affairs and students for organizing seminars on social and other related issues which helped in creating awareness among the people.
Director of Students affairs Madam Sadia Naseer (Organizer) urged the participants to play their role by disseminating knowledge on breast cancer in society. she thanked worthy Vice Chancellor UG and participants for contributing and participating in the seminar. Addressing the occasion Madam Sadia Naseer stated that the survival rate of Breast Cancer patients has improved considerably over the years and advances in the treatment of breast cancer have greatly enhanced the quality of life in breast cancer patients.
All women over the age of 40 years without any risk factors should get themselves checked by a doctor for a clinical breast examination and a mammogram every year. The session included presentations on different important topics regarding breast cancer, all of which were presented by our esteemed guest speakers Dr. Abdul Hafeez MS DHQ Hospital, Lady medical officers Dr. Zubeida Zakir, and Dr. Raisa Aziz. Lady Medical Drs began with an overview of breast cancer followed by the screening methods of breast cancer and two very brave breast cancer survivors who spoke openly about their experience; first, Mrs. Naz gave a powerful message about how the support from family and friends was key to keeping herself positive during this difficult time; then Mrs. Asma shared her story stressing how women should not take regular screening lightly but make the effort to get it done every year, especially after the age of 40 years. The seminar was attended by female students in large numbers, who listened attentively, evidenced by the numerous questions they had for our panel at the end.
The session concluded with a performance of a drama related to Breast Cancer to create awareness among participants and cut cake.
In the end, the Vice-Chancellor presented the commemorative shield to the guests an awareness Walk was also organized under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor.