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Current situation of breast cancer in Pakistan with the available interventions

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Shumaila Arshad, Masood ur Rehman, Farah Abid, Saleha Yasir, Mehwish Qayyum, Kanwal Ashiq, Samreen Tanveer, Mayyda Bajwa, Sana Ashiq

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Int. J. Biosci.14( 6), 232-240, June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.6.232-240


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The aim of the current review is to demonstrate and indicate the lack of resources and strategies for the diagnostic and palliative care of the patients suffering from breast cancer. As, cancer is a major disease worldwide, it is presiding the errand of medics. In all cancers, breast cancer is a pronounced issue in females all over the world, including Pakistan. It is at the topmost of the list of both genders. There are some institutes working as the registry of cancers in Punjab and Karachi, but are insufficient and its working should be expanded to all provinces of Pakistan to meet the required cancer statistics inclusion nationwide. There are major concerns in collection of the data like; government negligence, lack of awareness, ignorant attitude towards disease management and much more. For the prevention and reduction in the prevalence of disease, the health official must ponder over current state seriously by developing the proper institutes, organized system and implementation of awareness programs to educate people to undergo regular examination for early detection of disease throughout Pakistan.


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