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Pfizer Pakistan promotes Breast Cancer Awareness by holding Seminar (Oct 28 2010)

Karachi: In view of October being observed as the Breast Cancer Awareness month, Pfizer Pakistan held an internal awareness seminar for its employees to educate them regarding Breast Cancer and the importance of its early detection. Prominent Oncologist, Professor Manzoor Zaidi, who is also a professor at Baqai University, delivered a comprehensive lecture on the subject, followed by a Q&A session.

Speaking at the occasion, Prof Manzoor highlighted the importance of early detection and manual self-examinations, which can increase survival rates. He further shared some statistics as to how breast cancer is the most prevalent and common type of cancer in females, and that women who do not have a family history of breast cancer should also have a mammogram and clinical breast examination by a healthcare provider every year.

In Pakistan, 40,000 women die every year due to breast cancer. Early detection is the best way to survive breast cancer. Also present at the occasion, Mr. Iqbal Bengali, Country Manager, Pfizer Pakistan, further reinstated the importance of engaging employees, “These internal forums are extremely crucial for employee engagement and awareness, and they give us an opportunity to educate our employees.” He further stated that Pfizer is committed towards conducting similar activities and it is our responsibility to keep everyone aware of common and preventable health problems and diseases.