Breast cancer in Pakistani women

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Breast cancer is spreading rapidly among Pakistani women. The month of October is celebrated all over the world and across Pakistan as Breast Cancer Prevention to raise awareness about this deadly disease. Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asian countries. Every year, more than 40,000 women die of the disease. In addition, one out of every ten Pakistani women is diagnosed with breast cancer. There is a danger. The main cause of death from breast cancer in Pakistan is the reluctance of women to diagnose, treat and talk about the disease. Women turn to the doctor when it is too late. According to experts, complete diagnosis is possible if the disease is diagnosed early.

Women can be the first to identify and diagnose breast cancer. Women should check for themselves. If they notice any changes, they should seek immediate treatment. In western countries, older women are between the ages of 50 and 60, but in Pakistan, the rate is higher among younger women and women between the ages of 30 and 40 are more prone to it. In addition, there are many other factors that cause women to suffer from this disease. If the disease is hereditary and other women in the family have been affected, if the woman is overweight and has a miscarriage, women who started menstruating at a very young age such as 8 or 9 years and whose menstrual period lasts Continued after the age of 50. Women who have children after the age of 30 have a much higher risk of breast cancer. It is important for women to make their own diagnosis. If there is a lump in the breast or armpit, skin lesions and scratches that are not healing, and skin texture or color changes, contact a medical professional immediately. Not all wounds or lumps are signs of cancer, but caution is in order. If diagnosed early, the cure rate is 80%.

Women need to see a doctor and have a mammography and clinical breast examination immediately after the self-examination. It is also important for healthy women to have a mammogram at least once every 5 years after the age of 30. Mammography should be done every 2 years after the age of 40 and every year after the age of 50. Mammography is a special type of X-ray that can be used to diagnose all types of breast cancer.

Around the world, 16% of women are diagnosed with breast cancer and it kills 500,000 people. About 40,000 women die of this deadly disease in Pakistan every year. This number is only for those women who go to hospitals for treatment, not to mention those who come to hospitals due to shame and poverty. Are unable Awareness is very important to avoid this disease. As soon as a woman feels any lump, take her husband or other family members in confidence and see a doctor. In the first stage, the cancer stays in specific cells, but with the onset of the second stage, it begins to spread to other parts of the body, which is very dangerous. Pain is not felt in the early days of breast cancer, which delays treatment. So do not delay in case of any kind of wound moisture or gland, go to the doctor and get tested. There are various methods for breast cancer in Pakistan including surgery, radiation, surgery, chemotherapy.

A large number of Pakistani women can be protected from this disease if they change their lifestyle. Get proper exercise after finishing your homework. Take a 30 minute walk every day, don’t gain weight at all. Never wear black underwear when out in the sun. Eat a balanced diet. Avoid fat, meat, eat fresh fruits, pulses, wheat, millet, corn flour and vegetables. Use only chicken and fish in the meat and cook them in steam. Minimize the use of oil and ghee. Most Pakistani women are not addicted to smoking but the use of glass in fashion is increasing nowadays, it should be avoided as tobacco smoke increases the chances of cancer. Petrol, diesel smoke is also dangerous for women, cover your face with a mask when going out. Bring breast cancer to the topic during the conversation so that women who are not aware of the disease also become aware of it. Many precious lives can be saved through awareness, diagnosis and treatment.

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Syeda (المسلمہ) works with PakistanTribe as a blog editor. Being a political analyst and researcher with an interest in strategic affairs, science & tech, history and geopolitics. She also writes on social & religious topics. She tweets @SyedaZ_

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