Pakistan’s breast cancer challenge

Jan 21 2014, 13:12 IST
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No national database tracks breast cancer statistics but people who combat the disease say it kills nearly 40,000 women every year in Pakistan. No national database tracks breast cancer statistics but people who combat the disease say it kills nearly 40,000 women every year in Pakistan.
SummaryCultural taboos are preventing women from seeking treatment or knowing about the disease.

yearly, as well as to teach girls in schools to do breast exams themselves. “I think role models will have to come forward,” Mirza said. “That is one reason I had to.”

ASIF SHAHZAD

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