Breast Cancer

Just the word 'cancer' can be frightening, and makes some people think of death. But what is it, really? What happens in your body and why is it so hard to diagnose and treat this disease?


It is very important for you, if you have found anything abnormal or if there is any noticeable change since the last examination, you must consult your doctor without any delay.


There are many different types of breast cancer, so the treatment is not the same for every woman. The treatment of breast cancer is determined by various factors.

Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmedl
Chairman, HEC

Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia with every 9th woman at high risk of getting the disease at some point in her life. Unfortunately lots of cultural and social taboos along with myths and misconceptions are associated with breast cancer contributing to high mortality rates as most of women report at stage III and IV, thus reducing the chances of survival. Fortunately, breast cancer can be detected and cured at a very early stage.


Prof. Dr. Sohail H. Naqvi
Vice Chancellor LUMS

“We must understand that breast cancer is a problem which is very close to our own homes and it needs to be dealt with in a concerted and consistent manner. We will use all our considerable resources for the success of this Program. Extra efforts will be made for conducting meaningful research in this area. Setting up an institute is a laborious process but it will surely benefit the society at large.” Wish you all the best for your project.


Imran Maqbool
President & CEO, MCB Bank Limited

Our association with Pink Ribbon stems from the emphasis that we at MCB place on the general well-being of women in particular as well as the overall welfare of the nation. Pink Ribbon has showcased a commendable effort in breaking taboos and raising awareness towards Breast Cancer, whilst exploring possibilities of viable treatment within Pakistan. On behalf of our esteemed bank that supports Pink Ribbon’s determined efforts,


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Najma Rizwan — Breast Cancer Survivor

Survivors play an integral part in the breast cancer program as they are the source of inspiration in every patient’s life, especially when going through this throbbing journey.

Sameena Naseem — Breast Cancer Survivor

A year ago, I felt pain in my left breast and as I proceeded to examine myself, I found a lump. I never told my husband about it and ignored it completely.

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Now that I have gone through all this pain, I think that if I had detected breast cancer at an early stage and decided to go for an immediate treatment, I would not have experienced all this suffering. You should self-examine your breasts regularly and if you feel any kind of abnormality, just consult a doctor.

Mrs. Razia

Every woman must have decent knowledge about breast cancer and Pink Ribbon is continuously working on it. It is a great cause to aware people about their health. If I had this knowledge about Breast Cancer, its types and treatment before, I wouldn’t have gone through the mental suffering that I went through due to my ignorance.

Mrs. Shazia

When a woman goes through breast cancer treatment, emotional and psychological support is your Hope. Especially when you listen about other women who had defeated Breast Cancer, it gives you true strength and courage. it would have never been possible for me to defeat Breast Cancer without the support of my family and doctors.

Mrs. Nargis