Aster Medical Centre, a division of DM Healthcare, will organise a free breast cancer screening campaign to mark the World Breast Cancer awareness month.
The screening will be held for pre-registered participants at Aster Medical Centres, located at C-Ring Road, Hilal, Al Rayyan, and Al Khor from October 27 to 31.
The campaign will also provide the participants with educational materials including informative CDs and leaflets.
DM Healthcare-Qatar chief executive Dr Sameer Moopan said: “We are pleased to offer our medical expertise and services towards this initiative. The breast cancer screening campaign is aimed at reaching out to all women as breast cancer is the second biggest cause of death among women.”
“The number of people being diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing, but the good news is survival rates are improving as well. This is probably because of more targeted treatments, earlier detection and better breast cancer awareness.
“Through this breast cancer campaign, we aim to increase awareness among women about breast cancer,” he said.
He added: “While most people are aware of the disease and the threat it poses, many forget to take the steps towards early detection and encourage others to do the same.”
World Breast Cancer awareness month is observed globally in October every year. The breast cancer campaign activities at Aster Medical Centres are part of DM Healthcare’s Aster Community Good Health Programme.
Registration and enquiries can be made by calling 33151015.
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