The Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Pakistan (SOGP), Nowshera Chapter organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the DHO Office, Nowshera to educate the participants on the importance of self-examination and early detection of breast cancer on the 31st of October, 2022. The event was presided by Dr. Shandana Khan, HoD Radiology NWGH, Dr. Fareeha Afzal, Consultant Radiologist, NWGH and Dr. Neelum Shahzadi, Chairperson Gynaecology department, QHAMC, Dr. Mehwish Syed, Assistant Professor, Gynaecology department, QHAMC with the assistance of Dr. Amara Sardar and Dr. Rida Saleem, Post Graduate Trainees. The programme was also attended by Dr. Muhammad Shoaib, DHO Nowshera, Prof. Dr. Anwar Wazir, Director QHAMC, Dr. Iqtidar ud Din, Medical Director, QHAMC.
The programme was attended by female participants from all walks of life including local LHVs and LHWs. The female health taskforce was thoroughly educated about breast cancer, associated risks, self-examination procedures and the significance of ultrasounds and mammograms in detection of cancer. They were also encouraged to further propogate the message to all the local female residents, visit door to door and educated them about the importance of self-examination in the timely detection of cancer. Female patients who complained of an outgrowth around the chest area were also provided free examinations and ultrasounds by the medical team.