Seminar and Poster Painting Competition on Breast Cancer Awareness

                    “Early detection is the best approach” Dr. Saira Hassan

Rawalpindi: (    ) The Women Research and Resource Center (WRRC), Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organized an awareness raising seminar and poster painting competition on “Breast Cancer”  with the collaboration  Shifa International Hospital under HEC & Pink Ribbon Youth Awareness Program 2018.  

The objective of the session was to increase cancer awareness among the students of the university.

While Addressing the participants Guest speaker Dr. Saira Hassan Consultant  Oncologist, Shifa International Hospital, said, women particularly those aged 20 to 40 years without any risk factors should get themselves checked by a doctor for a clinical breast examination and a mammogram after every three years. She also focused on the treatment options available for breast cancer. She elaborated the surgical options for removing a breast tumor and role of chemotherapy and radiation in eradicating cancerous cells.

The seminar dismantled all myths and overcame taboos concerning Breast Cancer and gave students the entire spectrum of the topic on basis of factual accuracy. This promoted unity on part of the audience to stand together in the face of breast cancer, creating awareness amongst them and encouraging them to pass on this important and valuable information to their female peers and family members.

In poster painting competition 15 inter-department students participated.

A large number of students, staff and faculty members attended the session.

At the end, Director (WRRC) FJWU, Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti presented a souvenir to Dr. Saira Hassan and hoped that the session increased the awareness about breast cancer and would help save more women’s lives in the country.

Director (WRRC) FJWU, Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti presenting a souvenir to Dr. Saira Hassan.

Director (WRRC) Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti presenting souvenir to Faten Salman poster competition judge.

Group photo at the end of session