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 37-year-old woman from Colorado performed her record-breaking swim a year after receiving treatment for breast cancer, and dedicated her achievement to fellow cancer survivors.
The coupon offers mammogram screening, supports treatment of breast cancer patients,
and raises community awareness of early detection and preventive care
The annual Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) that travels around the seven emirates for seven days every February, for breast cancer awareness and more importantly, encourage both men and women for free consultations and mammogrammes, has been pushed back to the fourth quarter of 2021.
The opening ceremony was attended by NMC Health’s Director of Corporate Operations Strategy Clancey Po and Dr Kishan Pakkal, General Manager of the hospital.
Jordanian fashion designer Ghada Zada, who is also a breast cancer patient, spreads hope and positivity with her work.
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.”
October is synonymous with “pink,” the colour having become the mark for breast cancer and advocates have batted for continuous awareness campaigns and support drives, even as these, alongside advancing Medicine, Science and Technology, have led to early diagnoses and treatment.
“In the last few days, I have felt all sorts of feelings, from apprehension and fear to unbeatable love to calmness and acceptance. Patience, overwhelming gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility towards my children, parents, loved ones, myself and you.”
Only 6 women tested positive out of a total of 11,007 people screened; 4,296 checkups and screenings in Sharjah. Amongst the six cases detected at the 10th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride, two women were from Egypt and one each hailed from Morocco, Iran, Jordan, and Bangladesh.