ISLAMABAD - The NUST National Science Society (NSS) in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH&RC), held a breast cancer awareness session was held under the name 'Pink Day' on Monday.

The session commenced with the Press Secretary NSS, Anum Khan's address. She highlighted the purpose of organising the session and on how it could contribute to raising awareness among the women folk. 

She said that it was a sincere effort to deal with the menace of breast cancer around Pakistan. The first guest speaker Dr. Shumaila Shabbir, currently a medical officer at SKMHRC, shared eye-opening facts about breast cancer in Pakistan and the disease in particular.

She reflected upon the increasing incidence of this disease in the younger generation with the most unpredictable occurrence in a 12-year-old girl. Lastly, she quickly shared tips to avoid and prevent this deadly disease.

To shed light on the contributions of SKMHRC, the marketing manager of the hospital Miss Atiqa urged the audience to contribute to SKMHRC's project launch of a new hospital in Peshawar.

Another speaker Sania Saeed considerably broadened the understanding of the audience in just 20 minutes of her speech. She elucidated how the problem lies with our lifestyle and that the women needed to get themselves educated and embrace gender equality for their fundamental rights including health.

Chief Guest Dr. Sadaf Zaidi narrated her personal experiences and emphasised on the natural ways of preventing breast cancer. Followed by a question and answer session, the chief guest awarded the guest speakers with souvenirs.