World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week 2024

A conversation with Dr Haleema Saeed (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, SKMCH&RC, Lahore) What is retinoblastoma and what are some common signs and symptoms? Retinoblastoma is the most common eye cancer in children. It usually presents in the first 3 to 5 years of life.  It is curable if picked up early and treated appropriately. The earliest sign… more details »

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Diagnostic vs Screening Mammogram: Which One is For You?

Find out details about diagnostic and screening mammogram from Dr Kashif Siddique, Consultant Radiologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), Lahore. Mammography is a dedicated radiographic technique for imaging the breast and the resultant images are known as mammograms. Screening mammography is one of the tools used in early detection of… more details »

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Palliative care in Pakistan Healing Hearts & Communities

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is marked on the second Saturday of October every year. The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance has announced this year’s theme as “Healing Hearts & Communities” which highlights the role of grief and the need to heal in uniting humans worldwide. On this occasion, we discussed palliative care in… more details »

Lung Cancer Awareness in Pakistan

Lung Cancer Awareness: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Every year since 1995, November has been marked as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the lung cancer statistics shared by the WRCF, lung cancer mortalities reached 1,796,144 in 2020. Currently, lung cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer in the world, while it is the most common type of cancer in men.… more details »

Liver Cancer: Prevention is the Best Protection

Liver is no doubt one of the integral organs in our body and performs vital functions including breaking down of toxins and drugs, while helping in absorption of the nutrients. We simply cannot live without it. Cancer of the liver not only impairs its functions but it also means that our body will not be… 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 »

Key Takeaways from the Session: Effects of the COVID Pandemic on Cancer Treatment

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE ONLINE SESSION ON THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID PANDEMIC ON CANCER TREATMENT HELD ON NOVEMBER 18, 2022 AS PART OF LONDON GLOBAL CANCER WEEK Raúl Murillo, Director, Centro Javeriano de Oncología, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Jveriana, Bogotá, Colombia Takeaway: Dr. Raul Murillo discussed the… 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 »

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 »

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Saving Limbs, Along With Lives: A Conversation On Bone Cancer In Children

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In this regard, we spoke to Dr Alina Sadaf, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, to discuss the most pressing issues she observes related to bone cancer in children. What are some common signs & symptoms of bone cancer in children and… 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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SKMT Denies Misuse of Funds

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) was established in 1994 with the mission to provide state-of-the-art and comprehensive cancer treatment services for all patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. Through the generous support of the Pakistani nation, within Pakistan and overseas, we have consistently provided world class cancer treatment completely free […]

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WEBINAR: Scanalyse Your Bones DXA Scan in Bone Health Assessment

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Notices & Tenders

Tender Notice: For the regular supply of Medicines, Nursing & Surgical Supplies / Disposables, Laboratory Supplies, Office Stationery & Accessories, and Engineering & Maintenance Supplies from July 1st, 2024 to June 30th, 2025. BID ONLINE   Lapsed Notices & Tenders: Properties for Sale: Bids are invited for the sale of following properties owned by Shaukat […]

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