Islamabad (Agencies): At least 110 women die every day and 40,000 every year due to breast cancer in Pakistan, says Pink Ribbon, a no-profit organization working for breast cancer awareness and healthcare services, in their World Cancer Day press note.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pink Ribbon Omer Aftab said, “Pakistan has the highest prevalence of breast cancer in the entire Asian region.
Every 9th woman is at high risk of breast cancer and a total of 10.2 million women are at stake.
Cancer causes about 9.5 million deaths worldwide every year. About 26,000 people lose the battle per day.
February 4 is commemorated as World Cancer Day and various events like festivals, walks, seminars and public information campaigns are held to raise awareness and educate people on how to fight cancer through screening and early detection, through healthy eating and physical activity, by quitting smoking, and by urging public officials to make cancer issues a priority.
According to healthcare professionals, breast cancer is the most common cancer among Pakistani women as 90,000 new cases are reported every year.