Ahsan“Ahsan has A-L-L.” said the doctor to my mother. I listened to them, trying to understand the code language they were speaking in. “What is ALL?” I thought to myself. When they left the room, I searched through a book about the disease and what I learned scared me a little. I was 11 years old when the lasting fever and paleness started, like the blood had drained away from my body. In December 1999, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).

My treatment lasted four years and during this time, some of my relatives had abandoned me with the false belief that I would pass the cancer on to them. Only my parents and brother remained by my side. I used to come for chemotherapy and often used to joke with the nurses saying, “You know I have A-L-L the diseases in the world.” It has been nearly eight years since I have been cancer-free. Now, I have returned to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, but this time for a job. Here, I will provide guidance and support to other patients under treatment who may be intimidated by the word “cancer.” My story shows us all that cancer is indeed curable.

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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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