The seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness was organized by Punjab University (PU) Academic Staff Association (ASA) at Al Raazi Hall. Governor Punjab’s wife Parveen Sarwar, PU ASA president Professor Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry, secretary Javed Sami, treasurer Rafia Rafiq, Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Faculty Prof Dr Umbreen Javed, Life Sciences Dean Faculty Professor Dr Firdous e Barin, Dr Anisa Fatima, faculty members and students from various departments participated in the event.

Speakers at a seminar had urged the women to examine themselves and adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid breast cancer. Addressing the seminar, Parveen Sarwar said that women must ensure self examination of breast cancer so that it could be detected at an early stage. She said that if women would be healthy, they would be able to look after their families in a good way. Parveen said that there was utmost need to create awareness against breast cancer among village women and provide them facilities. She urged the participants to create awareness among their family members and friends so that they could cope with the fatal disease timely. Governor’s wife said that we could work for humanity and dedicate our time to serve mankind. In her keynote address, Dr Anisa Fatima said that women should give more attention to their health than makeup and dresses. She said that women should avoid unhealthy lifestyle and food including farm chicken, pizzas, burgers that were one of the causes of breast cancer. Dr Anisa advised them to eat fruits, vegetables and nuts to keep themselves healthy and urged the girls to take care of themselves for the sake of people who were connected to them. Dr Fatima also performed self-examination test to detect breast cancer.

Professor Dr Umbreen Javed said that women should dedicate five minutes for themselves a month to cope with the menace. Dr Firdous e Barin said that around 90 thousand women suffer from breast cancer every year therefore women must examine themselves for timely detection of breast cancer because it was the only way to survive. Later, Parveen Sarwar and PU vice chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmad led an awareness walk against breast cancer from Al Raazi Hall to vice chancellor’s office.

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