World Cancer Day

Like every year, World Cancer Day was celebrated in Central Park Teaching Hospital this year as well. On this occasion, Dr. Kausar Bano Head of The Department of Cancer (Oncology), Jinnah Hospital Lahore was invited as the Chief Guest – Other guests included Principal Central Park Medical College Prof. Muhammad Aamir Mian, Prof. Sayed Nayab Haider, Medical Director of Central Park Teaching Hospital, Dr. Tahir. Khalil MS Central Park Teaching Hospital, Usman Suleman Head of Marketing Central Park Teaching Hospital, nursing staff and a large number of students participated. At this occasion, Dr. Kausar Banu appreciated the community services of Central Park Teaching Hospital and told the participants that currently, the death rate from cancer in the world is much higher than other diseases and one of every six deaths is caused by cancer. She further told the media and participants that the main reasons for this are lack of awareness, life style, adulterated food and water, smoking and non-breastfeeding among young women. Principal Prof.  Muhammad Aamir Mian thanked the participants and told that with timely diagnosis and awareness, it is now possible to treat a life-threatening disease like cancer.

World Arthritis Day

Since 1996, October 12 is recognized as World Arthritis Day, a global initiative bringing people together to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). This observance calls global attention to a complex, multifaceted disease that evidence shows is a leading cause of disability worldwide, with both physical and emotional impacts.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In Asia, Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer. Young women also present at advanced stage of breast cancer, which has negative effect on prognosis. Mammogram is a screening program, which is very helpful and effective in the detection of the disease. Most of the population cannot afford this screening program because it is very expensive. The simplest technique is Breast self-examination (BSE) to check one-self monthly. Trained medical practitioners and nurses at health centers teach the women, how to use Breast self-examination technique once a month. Majority of the Pakistani women are living in poor conditions and cannot afford expensive screening tests. Therefore, they can use easily this technique by themselves and detection breast cancer at early stage.

World Heart Day

World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.