World Hepatitis Day 2021

Hepatitis Can’t Wait Concerted Effort Needed to Eliminate Hepatitis in Pakistan More than half liver cancer patients have evidence of prior infection with hepatitis B or C Observing World Hepatitis Day is mandated by the World Health Assembly as a public health issue of priority. It is marked on the 28th of July each year,… more details »

World Thyroid Day 2021

Early detection of thyroid disorders is important for timely diagnosis and treatment Dr. Umal Azmat (Consultant Endocrinologist, SKMCH&RC) On this World Thyroid Day, it is important to know that the prevalence of thyroid disease (hormonal and structural) is approximately 5% to 10% in Pakistan. However, a significant number of cases remain undiagnosed due to lack… more details »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the latest report by the Global Cancer Observatory, new cases of cancers of lip & oral cavity were the second highest in Pakistan for both sexes and all ages in 2020. With over 11,000 new cases in males last year, it ranks as the commonest cancer seen amongst men in our country.  Only… more details »

Covid-19 Vaccines in Pakistan and Cancer Patients

“Nobody is safe until everyone is safe” has become a mantra that reminds us of the importance of equitable access to vaccines. It is estimated that between 70% to 80% of the population has to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity and break the chain of transmission of COVID-19. However, since only limited… more details »

World Kidney Day 2021

World Kidney Day: Your Kidney Health is in Your Hands World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness about how our “amazing kidneys” keep us healthy and help us enjoy our lives. The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease” to signify a shift from the current… more details »

International Childhood Cancer Day 2021

The International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is celebrated on the 15th of February every year. It was conceived in 2001 by the Childhood Cancer International (CCI), making 2021 the 20th edition of ICCD. For 2021, the theme is “Better Survival is Achievable #ThroughOurHands”. The Focus this year is on giving tribute to children fighting cancer… more details »

World Cancer Day 2021: Reduce Your Cancer Risk

As a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) is committed to the goals that were envisioned in the Paris Charter on February 4, 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. These goals are to promote research, prevent… more details »

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2021

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2021: Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer Early detection can prevent up to 80% of cervical cancers Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer. This is because vaccines exist that protect against high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types and screening programmes… more details »

World Blood Donor Day 2020

‘Donating blood at Shaukat Khanum Hospital is safe.’ - Dr. Asad Hayat Ahmad (Consultant Pathologist, SKMCH&RC) In our country there are many common excuses for not giving blood, and also many misconceptions about eligibility requirements and side effects of blood donation. All healthy men and women between 18 and 65 years of age can donate… more details »

Early Detection of Childhood Cancer Can Help Save Children’s Lives

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is recognized every September by cancer organisations around the world. It reminds us that every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer and that nearly 300,000 kids worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year. According to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre’s Collective Cancer Registry Report from 1994… more details »

Online Donation Box

Donate any amount of your choice or be an official online fundraiser of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre by following these simple guide lines: Step-1: Sign up Step-2: Create your fundraising page Step-3: Donate and pass it on to your friends If we all do a little, we can do a […]

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Donate Now

Many young innocent lives are being saved at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Last year, your Zakat made it possible to treat almost 75% of our patients for free. This year we need 8.5 billion rupees to help those who cannot afford to pay for their own treatment. While the revenue from […]

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Speciality Clinics at Shaukat Khanum Diagnostic Centre Liberty, Lahore

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Stop Using Tobacco

Smoking increases the risk of at least 20 different types or sub-types of cancer. Nearly 40% of cancers in adult males seen at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre can be linked to the use of tobacco. Today, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of cancer. Don’t let tobacco destroy your […]

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Shaukat Khanum Zakat Appeal

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