150,000 Pakistanis diagnosed with cancer every year

Pakistan is the 7th populous country with an estimated cancer incidence of 148,041 new cases. About 150,000 Pakistanis are diagnosed yearly with cancer. 101,113 cancer-related deaths (48,449 Men & 52,664 Women), and prevalence of 350,000 living cancer patients are reported in the past 5 years. The age-standardized ratio is more in females (128 Women & 96 Men per 100,000 populations respectively), Dr Muhammad Farrukh Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad said.

He was addressing the participants of an awareness seminar against cancer at Shifa International Hospital (SIH) on Saturday. Every year, on 4 February, World Cancer Day is marked, highlighting the health risks associated with cancer and advocating for effective policies to fight cancer. Discounted coupons for mammography were also offered to the female participants, said a press release. Read more

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