Breast Cancer Awareness- Walk, Oct 2021

  • October 7, 2021

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Medical Oncology department, FFH under the vibrant leadership of Dr.Fauzia Abdus Samad, always contributes effectively towards Breast Cancer Awareness. This team covers both the public and private sectors of services. An annual campaign is held to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on the Females of Pakistan. As part of this, the “Breast Cancer Awareness Walk” was organized by the Department of Medical Oncology, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi on 7th October 2021. Dressed in pink, participants holding play cards and banners walked through the hospital. The patients who met on their way during the walk were given self-examination pamphlets and pink ribbons as a symbol of solidarity with Breast Cancer survivors. The impact of this propitious occasion was further enhanced by the presence of two young breast cancers survivors who shared their experience through their journey of the fight against cancer.
The Medical Oncology team wears Pink Ribbon round the month. Breast cancer awareness banners are displayed around the hospital and all patients and their attendants are guided about Breast self-examination.
This year HOD Oncology Dr. Fauzia Abdus Samad will focus the AJK for a week to focus the underprivileged class and generate awareness among the rural areas about breast cancer.