LAHORE – Pink Ribbon Pakistan has started its fundraising campaign for the construction of Pakistan's first dedicated Breast Cancer diagnostic centre in Lahore.
The campaign aims to save lives of 40,000 women dying of the breast cancer every year by providing women with the state-of-the-art diagnosis facilities. The clinic will offer free diagnostic services to needy women. Pink Ribbon Campaign Chief Executive Omer Aftab said that there was a dire need of providing women with diagnostic facilities as early detection of the breast cancer increases the chances of survival up to per cent.
He said that the incidence of breast cancer was increasing alarmingly in young girls also in Pakistan. Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in whole of Asia with every 9th woman at high risk of getting this deadly disease.
In Pakistan, nearly 40,000 women die of breast cancer every year as its prevalence is the highest amongst all the cancers in Pakistan - 38.5 per cent.