Breast cancer awareness is critical for catching symptoms early and improving the outcome if diagnosed on time.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dr Kamini Naik, Specialist Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Lactation Specialist, will hold an awareness talk on ‘Breast Cancer’ in English on October 5 at 11am. On October 18 at 11am, Dr. Angham Aman, General Physician and Health Educator. will also deliver an awareness talk in Arabic on Breast Cancer. Dr. Jacqueline Maria Dias, Associate Professor, Chair of the department of nursing at the College of Health Science, will lead the English session on October 25 at 11am, and offer insights into the importance of ‘Psychological support for women with breast cancer’.
Pink Caravan will also host nine online lectures targeting a cross-spectrum of public and private corporate entities in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai to extend its messaging to a larger segment of the community. These lectures form part of FOCP’s ‘Corporate Wellness Day’ initiative. ‘Pink Steps’ Challenge on Relay by FOCP app Running through the month of October is the Pink Steps challenge, open to both individuals and corporate organisations in the UAE. To enter the challenge of taking 8,000 steps every day in support of cancer patients, participants must download the Relay by FOCP mobile app, register online and join the Relay For Life (RLF) community. Top 20 winners will be awarded with 20,000 Loyalty Dots, equivalent to Dhs200 while 30 lucky winners will earn 10,000 Loyalty Dots equivalent to Dhs100.
Nawal, who is 45 years old, said: “My experience with breast cancer was very difficult, as it was discovered by chance. I did not do any examination.”
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
In the UAE, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women constituting 38% of all female cancers which has steadily increased over the last 3 decades.
The woman came from an African country. She has received the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the approved national protocol.
The decision — which is part of the UAE’s 50th National Day Celebrations — also includes traffic penalty points and the value of impounded vehicles and excludes serious violations.
The Ministry stressed in a statement that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Suhail Bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said the project would boost the economic position of the East Coast, which contains several heavy and medium industries in many sectors, representing the cornerstone of the national economy.