Cancer is one of the biggest diseases existing in the world today, affecting almost 10 million people. There are several types of cancers such as breast cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer and more. It is estimated that in 2010 cancer patients were at 16 million. Pakistan too is affected by cancer. In one year 300,000 Pakistanis are being effected by cancer and it continues to grow. Nearly 76 million children under the ages of 15 are suffering too. We need to raise awareness and make diagnosis easier and also ensure availability of treatment facilities to control the disease.

I request to the government to take serious steps in order to save humanity and lives of innocent people.

NASREEN ABDUL HAKEEM,

Balochistan, October 18.