Cancer is a deadly and life taking disease .In Pakistan each year; more than 300,000 people are being affected by cancer, with the most cases occurring in Punjab. 

Unfortunately, Pakistan is included among the few countries where cancer among children has become a serious issue. Due to little awareness, inability to afford treatment and dearth of trained human resource, many children are losing their lives. Nearly 70 million under the age of 15 children are suffering from cancer. Unfortunately 60 percent children out of them are deprived from proper diagnosis and treatment. Mostly the cases are occurring in Sindh, with 47 percent in Karachi. It is the responsibility of the government and the health agencies to probe into the matter. 

SANAULLAH SAMAD, 

Turbat, July 1.