A health seminar on breast cancer awareness is being held in Narayanganj (Photo: Right)
A health seminar on breast cancer awareness was held in Narayanganj. The seminar was organized by The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation on Thursday (August 18) at Narayanganj Club.
Salma Osman Lipi, Chairman of National Women’s Association (Narayanganj) was the chief guest at the seminar. It was as a special guest – Senior Consultant (Surgery) Dr. AKM Shafiul Alam.
At this time, the article on breast cancer and breast health was presented by breast cancer and gynecologist Dr. Regina Khatun, Dr. Sathi Khanom and Dhaka Medical College Hospital Associate Professor (Pathology) Dr. Zubaida Baharun Khan.
Additional Director of Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (Retd.) Sultana Razia and Chairman of Habibur Rahman Foundation Jasmin Ahmed were speakers in the event. Presided over by – Ayesha Siddiqa Shelley, Additional Commissioner of Taxes and Chief Advisor, The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation. The seminar was conducted by BSCF member Jyoti Siraj.
The speaker said – breast cancer is one of the main causes of female death worldwide. Nowadays breast cancer is given special importance because this cancer has taken a terrible shape among women all over the world and breast cancer is the highest cause of death among women worldwide followed by uterine cancer. So this issue is always considered as an important issue.
They also said that recent studies show that one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Although the female mortality rate is high in developed countries, Bangladesh is not lagging behind in this regard and 12.6 percent of women in Bangladesh are affected by this disease. In Bangladesh every year half of women die due to lack of awareness or without treatment.
They claim that in western countries, the disease is caught in its early stages because of awareness and better treatment, so the death rate there is 11%. But in our country the death rate is 70% due to lack of awareness. Because most of the patients come to the doctor in the last stage or stage three or stage four stage. When the doctor has nothing to do and the treatment is expensive. Women dying from this horrendously costly disease was considered a national problem in the country.
The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation said it will continue its efforts to establish women’s breast health protection as a charter of women’s rights and liberation for women of all walks of life in Bangladesh and among the masses. Besides, Bangladeshi women also believe that breaking various superstitions and misconceptions will go to the doctor.
The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation was launched on May 26, 2016 as a service organization with the aim of raising awareness, counseling and providing medical care to women with breast cancer in Bangladesh. Since then, this service organization has organized seminars, breast cancer awareness programs, workshops, distribution of various leaflets, health camps, ensuring medical services, ensuring modern treatment through care givers including doctors and nurses, young women, to increase breast cancer awareness among Bangladeshi women. Educating programs and implementing various programs including breast cancer awareness program in every district and started the journey with the dream of establishing an international quality breast cancer hospital in Bangladesh.
Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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