Breast cancer; a deadly disease: Iqra Qadir Bakhsh
Breast cancer is one of the several types of cancer which grows in breast cell. It particularly attacks women. As per an estimation, more than 1 lakh cases of breast cancer cases are reported in Pakistan every year; it is the highest rate in Asia.
However, Pakistan is not the only country which is the victim of breast cancer but other countries like America, United Kingdom and Puerto Rico are also reporting emerging cases of the said cancer. In America and UK, eight of every ten women are the victims of breast cancer. In 1960 in Puerto Rico the rate of breast cancer was stated to be 1 lakh while in 1990 it had increased from one lakh to 1.50 lakh. It is rapidly increasing in the country.
According to American National Cancer Institution, every year around 1 lakh American women become the victim of breast cancer.
Breast cancer has become a very common disease among Pakistani women_ especially from rular areas. It poses a major health rate for women. Millions of them are diagnosed with breast cancer in the age of 40 to 50 in Pakistan. It is estimated that approximately 23.1% in 2020 to 60.7% women in 2025 would likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in Pakistan which has germinated a sense of alarming among the women community in the state.
Pakistan, basically, lacks proper healthcare facilities to control this disease since it can be controlled from its fist stage. Anyhow, there are some helpful sources to get rid of this deadly disease. Using raw, onion and garlic can be helpful to control the disease. If women taste them on regular basis, 67 per cent chances arise of overcoming breast cancer.
In University of Buffalo, 600 women were checked while daily eating habits of the above mentioned things. It was observed that the women who ate onion, garlic and the pickles have 67 less chances to get affected with breast cancer. Sofrito, a kind of food which is made of onion and garlic, is daily used by American women.
Scientists say that onion and garlic should be eaten because they help to protect women from breast cancer. Since, the cancer has been considered a dealing cause of deaths for women in our country, a lack of awareness_ particularly among Pakistani women_ has dragged multiple women to face the ugly consequences of breast cancer.
In fact, the month of October is selected to spread awareness about breast cancer. So, it is the responsibility of our health department to conduct awareness sessions about breast cancer across the country so that our women should be able enough to recognize the symptoms of it ab-initio so that it should be treated the best possible way.