Women’s College organizes Breast Cancer awareness event
Aligarh: Dr Mohsin Raza, Senior Consultant, General Surgeon and Group Director and Facilitator of â€˜Breast Cancer awareness among Indian womenâ€™ recently briefed a gathering at the Womenâ€™s College Auditorium, Aligarh Muslim University assembled to observe a mega â€˜Breast Cancer Awarenessâ€™ event on the occasion of â€˜World Cancer Dayâ€™.
The event also had patron of â€˜Breast Cancer awareness among Indian womenâ€™ group, Mrs Sabiha Simi Shah, who lit a torch to spread the breast cancer awareness and walked with 10 AMU school girls carrying candles to spread awareness.
Delivering the Presidential address, Mrs Sabiha Simi Shah lauded the efforts of Dr Mohsin Raza and Dr Shahid Siddiqi in regularly organizing such programs in and around Aligarh. She urged the girls to be the Ambassadors of the movement against the killer disease.
Briefing the audience about the alarming increase in cases of Breast cancer in India, Dr Raza pointed out that one in 20 women in India suffer from Breast cancer. He added that India has surpassed China in the death rate of cancer patients.
â€œIn USA and Europe around 85 percent of women seek medical advice on precautions to avoid cancer, while only five percent of Indian women receive some sort of advice on cancer awareness,â€ said Dr Raza adding that most Indians seek expert advice only when the disease has advanced.
He also pointed out that the breast cancer patients in India are in the age group of 35-50 years, which is 10 years lesser than the age group of breast cancer patients in USA and European countries.
Talking about the hurdles in spreading awareness of the disease, Dr Raza said that
there are several myths and social taboos associated with disease.
While hosting the event, Professor Naima Khatoon, Principal Womenâ€™s College appreciated the philanthropic activity of Dr Raza and pledged her support in future.