Breast cancer awareness program held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) organized a breast cancer awareness program for its female members at the Rajarbag Police Line. The event was supported by Centre for Cancer Prevention and Research (CCPR) and Bangladesh Breast Cancer Awareness Forum, says a press release.

Dr. Md. Habibullah Talukder Ruskin, Associate Professor and Head of Cancer Epidemiology, National Institute of Cancer Research Hospital and also the chief Coordinator of Breast Cancer Awareness Forum presented the key-not paper. Dr. Sumia Bari, Associate Professor of Gynaecology, Enam Medical College and Dr. Afroza Akhter of NICRH were present as speaker. Zarin Akhter, ADC of DMP and Fazlur Rahman, Senior AC, DMP also spoke on behalf of DMP.

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Dr. Talukder in his keynote speech stressed on monthly self-examination of both breasts by all women, check up by a doctor if any suspicious lump or node felt, investigations like a mammogram, ultrasonogram or Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) as prescribed by the doctor.

He also said, “There is no need to rush after a specialist doctor after feeling any doubtful mass, rather it is necessary to consult with the nearest hospital or doctor at the locality and follow his/her advice.” He described the risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as treatment options for breast cancer.

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Dr. Talukder described the risk factors for breast cancer, signs and symptoms and treatment options for breast cancer. He expressed his gratitude to DMP for arranging the program. He inspired everyone to educate women from all sections and professions to help create a social movement to reduce premature mortality from breast cancer.

Female police members took part in the question & answer session.

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