As part of World Pink Month, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign will be launched tomorrow with free clinical and screening tests, seminars and educational lectures at community and health centers.
During the campaign, the Ministry of Health will continue to provide clinical examinations for women in reproductive health clinics in 850 health centers and mammograms (mammograms) for women over the age of 45 or younger and have risk factors in 38 centers, according to Dr. Reem Dahman, head of the Ministry's Department of Reproductive Health.
Dahman said in a statement to SANA that the services of early detection of breast cancer continue throughout the year with the intensification of awareness activities in the month of October through lectures and education sessions for women who review health centers on the importance of early detection of breast cancer from self-examination to medical and radiology and the definition of risk factors that Increasing the incidence, most notably the presence of a family story in addition to obesity and smoking and having children at a later age and ways to prevent the disease through attention to their health and exercise and a healthy diet.
Dr. Dahman pointed out that there are other centers participating in the campaign are centers and hospitals of the ministries of higher education, interior and defense.
According to the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors Samia King, the Syrian Society of Breast Diseases will attend a number of lectures and awareness sessions on the importance of early detection of breast cancer and encourage women to go to the centers and conduct the necessary tests.
Some private medical centers, including the Dummar Medical Center, which launched the Hashtag-Wardi campaign, are also participating on social media to disseminate information about the importance of early screening for breast cancer in cooperation with institutions and associations concerned with health and women.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women domestically, at 30 percent, according to the National Cancer Registry at the Ministry of Health, with a potentially positive indicator: Syria's absence from the Global Fund for Cancer Research's list of 25 countries in 2018 recording new cases.
October was chosen globally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which records two million new cases annually, according to Global Fund figures.
The awareness campaign last year reached 250,000 women in health centers and hospitals with medical examinations, awareness sessions and self-examination training, while 8,500 mammograms were conducted.
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