BREAKING: Ahly vs Zamalek - Starting lineups    Italy loosens COVID restrictions in five regions, including Lombardy    Egypt's Sisi inspects road projects under construction in Cairo    Iran FM: Indications of Israeli role in scientist's killing    Egypt jump three places in FIFA's November world rankings    Britain presses on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions over trial data    Ethiopia's PM rejects dialogue in meeting with AU envoys    Light to heavy rainfall forecast in Egypt next week    Thai protesters target would-be coup makers as rumours swirl    LIVE: Ahly v Zamalek (African Champions League final)    Ethiopia to generate power from GERD in June 2021, says Ethiopian Minister    Banque Misr, NBE acquire 40% of stocks of Western Union's unit in Egypt    Egypt invests EGP 105m to develop power grids in 5 governorates    Zed Sports acquires majority stake in FC Masr    Cairo, Alexandria, Gharbiya and Luxor record highest coronavirus infection rates, minister    2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories    Egypt's interior ministry takes legal action against 5,226 drivers, 483 shops for violating COVID-19 preventive measures    Sisi calls on citizens to closely observe COVID-19 preventive measures    UAE's ADGM to sign MOU with Israel's securities authority on fintech    Akhenaten performance at the Cairo Opera House is a must go    An advisory chamber    GERD: A point of order?    Leapfrogging the transport network    Cairo International Book Fair suspended for five months over coronavirus concerns    AstraZeneca novel COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show    US will reduce number of its troop in Iraq, Afghanistan    Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding U.S    Egypt unveils largest archaeological discovery in 2020 with over 100 intact sarcophagi    Palestinians mourn the loss their longtime spokesman, Saeb Erekat    Trump says won't blame Egypt for being ‘upset' over GERD dispute with Ethiopia    1st stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections kicks off on Saturday    Global Finance: Egypt's Tarek Amer among the world's top 20 central bank governors    Legend footballer Lionel Messi says he is forced to stay with Barcelona    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to resume Nile dam talks today    Iraqi conglomerate eyes developing land that housed Mubarak-era ruling party HQ    Legend Messi officially wants to leave Barcelona, hands transfer request    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Combating breast cancer with mammography
Published in Almasry Alyoum on 01 - 11 - 2010

A charity event aiming to raise awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer was hosted yesterday by the Women's Health Outreach Program (WHOP) at the Cairo Opera House.
In head of WHOP Dr. Dorryea Salem's inauguration of the event, she explained the organization's role in securing access for Egyptian women to timely screening as well as improving early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
“We provide mobile mammography units for breast screening for free, especially for women residing in distant governorates,” she said.
In the screening van, trained radiographers give women detailed information about early detection of breast cancer, and take a mammogram to detect tumor symptoms.
Besides the mobile units, fully equipped mammography units with advanced screening are also available at Kasr al-Aini hospital to provide accurate diagnosis and create a national computerized database on breast cancer patients.
Salem also recommended monthly breast self-examinations starting at the age of 20, as well as annual mammography starting from the age of 45. The only requirement to receive a mammogram is possession of a national ID card.
Minister of Health Dr. Hatem al-Gabaly gave a speech following the opening words. Al-Gabaly said breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among Egyptian women, representing 18.3 percent of total cancer cases in Egypt. “Early detection, however, helps in saving thousands of lives in the first stages,” he said.
WHOP's campaign includes a media promotion entitled “National Campaign for Early Detection of Breast Cancer.” On October 2007, the campaign was launched under the patronage of First Lady Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, in cooperation with the Egyptian Institute for Combating Breast Cancer, in an effort to reduce the mortality rate and provide patients better living conditions.
“This campaign will extend over the coming eight years, targeting 45-year-old women, who represent five million of the total population of Egypt,” al-Gabaly added.
Sixty-seven thousand cases have already been examined across 13 governorates, according to al-Gabaly, “while 237 out of 320 cases have been completely cured after undergoing surgery at the state's expense.”
A bank account (number 195074) at Banque Misr--Kasr al-Aini branch--receives donations from those who wish to support the initiative on breast cancer awareness and treatment for women diagnosed through the campaign. Donors can also contribute by sending an SMS to 95170. The rate per SMS is LE5.
The event was wrapped up at midnight. It also featured a live performance by leading musician Omar Khairat and popular singer Sherine.

Clic here to read the story from its source.