Healthcare statistics show an alarming increase in incident and prevalence of Breast Cancer globally and particularly in Pakistan. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide (BCRF-US). Pakistan alone has the highest rate of Breast Cancer than any other Asian country. 1 out of every 9 Pakistani Women is likely to suffer from this disease at any point in her lifetime (JPMA).
Breast Cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (Cancerous) if the cells can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Breast Cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important (American Cancer Society)
Shifa Breast Cancer clinic offers a patient navigation program to help women get through each stage from screening to treatment by offering comprehensive & state-of-the-art facilities under supervision of a multidisciplinary tumor board.