Early detection of breast cancer offers chance for effective treatment :Ikram Din Ujjan.

HYDERABAD -- The Department of Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro celebrated Breast Cancer Day Symposium at Latif Hall, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro.

Speaking at the event Vice-Chancellor, LUMHS Prof. Dr. Ikram Din Ujjan said that early detection of breast cancer is important as it is associated with an increased number of available treatment options, increased survival, and better quality of life. Although there is no definitive way to prevent breast cancer, early detection offers the best chance of effective treatment.

He said however, although early detection of breast cancer can help improve outcomes, there are risks involved in any screening program. These include the chance that a false positive or false negative diagnosis may be made. When undergoing any screening test, the risks and benefits of the test should be considered.

He said breast cancers detected during screening exams are more likely to be small and still confined to the breast. The size of breast cancer and how far it has...

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