Call made for setting a dedicated cancer treatment center in the country

Karachi, March 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): Inaugurating the three day a high profile conference on prevalence and treatment of cancer at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) here this evening the Director of Institute Professor Adib Rizvi called for setting up a dedicated cancer treatment center in public sector.

The conference which is jointly organized by SIUT and American Society of Oncology (ASCO) is attended by cancer specialists from Europe, North America and also from within the country. Prominent cancer specialist of the country Professor Manzoor Zaidi was the guest of honour. Cancer caused in various parts of human body will be discussed during the deliberations of the conference.

Prof Adib Rizvi who is a renowned kidney surgeon presented a health care model of his Institute which is successful functioning in the country for last four decades can be emulated for providing health care facilities to the people. He said SIUT which is consider as premier institution providing free treatment to specialized fields of medicine also provide free of cost ontological treatment. Giving details of causes of cancer Dr Rizvi attributed smoking, obesity, exposure to toxics, unhealthy diet and infection are main contributing forces for causing cancer.

He said his Institute treated 27000 patients of cancer in the previous year and over 3000 patients were treated in the same period. Dr Pervaiz Rahman the visiting cancer specialist from Pittsburgh School of Medicine gave an exhaustive presentation about the lungs cancer which he declared as most common ailment in developing countries. He also held smoking and use of tobacco as the main factor. Dr Rahman said in the United States lungs cancer is the second most cause of death after heart diseases.

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