PTCL holds breast cancer prevention and awareness seminar

PTCL holds breast cancer prevention and awareness seminar

Islamabad (November 3, 2012 – To create awareness amongst its employees, Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) organized a seminar on ‘Prevention of Breast Cancer’ at S A Siddiqui auditorium in the PTCL Head Quarters premises.

Breast cancer awareness drive

Dr. Shazia Yousaf, Consultant Oncologist Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad was specially invited by PTCL to speak at the occasion. Breast Cancer is the leading cause of death among females and early diagnosis and treatment can prevent loss of precious lives.

“We believe that our employees are our most precious asset”, said Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) HR, Syed Mazhar Hussain, speaking at the occasion. “Our HR policies are geared towards creating a better future for our dedicated workforce”

Addressing the seminar, Dr. Shazia Yousaf said that breast cancer is preventable if diagnosed at an early stage. Women can check for the symptoms themselves through a simple process. Dr. Shazia specially appreciated PTCL for providing health care information and awareness about breast cancer and preventive measures.

Breast Cancers Awareness has also been given to female employees at all PTCL Medical Centers across Pakistan by PTCL lady doctors.

PTCL routinely organizes health seminars as part its CSR initiatives. Being an equal opportunity employer, Breast cancer awareness seminar was specially held focusing the female employees of PTCL.


What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer:

  • Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
  • Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk.

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