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Increase in screening a must to prevent breast cancer

Say physicians at Kaler Kantho-Evercare roundtable discussion

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Increase in screening a must to prevent breast cancer

Expert physicians have emphasised the importance of increase in scanning of breast cancer to prevent the disease at primary stage.

Increase in breast cancer screening is essential for preventing the disease at primary stage, they said.   

The physicians addressed a roundtable discussion organised by Daily Kaler Kantho in association with Evercare Hospital at the head office of the newspaper in the capital on Thursday.

They also urged women to continue physical exercise, avoiding unhealthy food to reduce risk of breast cancer.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed was present at the discussion as the chief guest while Directorate General of Health Services Additional Director General Dr Nasima Sultana attended it as the special guest.

Evercare Hospital Deputy Director Arif Mahmud delivered the address of welcome while Kaler Kantho acting editor Shahed Mohammad Ali conducted the session.

BSMMU VC Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed urged public-private hospitals to develop the oncology department to ensure proper treatment of cancer patients.

Dr Arif Mahmud said there are around 2 lakh people in Bangladesh are diagnosed with cancer every year. However, there are only 150 physicians for treatment.

Speakers also requested the government to conduct research on cancer and bring the women under scanning to prevent the disease with modern treatment.