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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, students walk past a banner promoting awareness on breast cancer at a university in Islamabad, Pakistan. Among Pakistani women there is very little knowledge about breast cancer. A study done at Rawalpindi General Hospital about breast cancer awareness among 600 women found nearly 70 percent totally ignorant of the disease, while 88 percent did not know about breast self-exams and 68 percent did not understand the significance of finding a lump in the breast. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 photo, Breast cancer survivor and prominent Pakistani politician Fehmida Mirza, speaks during an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan. Mirza and groups are trying to draw attention to breast cancer and break the silence surrounding it. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

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In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 photo, Breast cancer survivor and prominent Pakistani politician Fehmida Mirza, second right, speaks with guests at her residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. Mirza and groups are trying to draw attention to breast cancer and break the silence surrounding it. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, a Pakistani student listens to a lecture organized by the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon in Islamabad, Pakistan. One in nine women in Pakistan will face breast cancer during their life, with the country itself having the highest rate of the disease across Asia, according to the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon, oncologists and other aid groups. Yet discussing it remains taboo in a conservative, Islamic culture where the word breast is associated with sexuality instead of health and many view it as immoral for women to go to the hospital for screenings or discuss it even within their family. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 photo, Pakistani students leave their college in Karachi, Pakistan. Among Pakistani women there is very little knowledge about breast cancer. A study done at Rawalpindi General Hospital about breast cancer awareness among 600 women found nearly 70 percent totally ignorant of the disease, while 88 percent did not know about breast self-exams and 68 percent did not understand the significance of finding a lump in the breast. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Sameera Raja, a breast cancer survivor, arrives at her art gallery in Karachi. In Pakistan, a country where breast cancer kills more women than terrorist attacks, an awareness group couldn’t even say the word “breast” while talking at a university about mammograms and how to check for lumps. They had to use the euphemism “cancer of women” to discuss a disease often shrouded in social stigma in this majority Muslim nation. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, Pakistani doctor Erum Khan addresses female students during a lecture to promote awareness regarding breast cancer and its precautions at a university in Islamabad, Pakistan. One in nine women in Pakistan will face breast cancer during their life, with the country itself having the highest rate of the disease across Asia, according to the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon, oncologists and other aid groups. Yet discussing it remains taboo in a conservative, Islamic culture where the word breast is associated with sexuality instead of health and many view it as immoral for women to go to the hospital for screenings or discuss it even within their family. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2103 photo, a Pakistani woman waits with others to receive free food in Islamabad, Pakistan. Non-governmental organizations in Pakistan estimate the country has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia. An estimated one in nine women will risk breast cancer during their life, according to PinkRibbon, an international group working on campaigns against the disease. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, Pakistani women listen to a lecture organized by the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon in Islamabad, Pakistan. One in nine women in Pakistan will face breast cancer during their life, with the country itself having the highest rate of the disease across Asia, according to the breast cancer awareness group PinkRibbon, oncologists and other aid groups. Yet discussing it remains taboo in a conservative, Islamic culture where the word breast is associated with sexuality instead of health and many view it as immoral for women to go to the hospital for screenings or discuss it even within their family. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)