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Posted On: 21 January 2020 09:53 am

25,000 people in Qatar screened for Breast and Bowel Cancer in 2019 for free

Sumaica Asad
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'Screen For Life', Qatar's National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening program, led by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), has significant achievements in early detection of breast and bowel cancer during 2019, as it encouraged more than 25000 people in Qatar to get screened for Breast and Bowel cancer free of charge.

The tireless efforts and initiatives of the program, which started four years ago, resulted in encouraging about 14,293 people to take Bowel cancer screening, while 10,983 females benefited from mammogram services.

Patients can get screened at any of the three screening suites at Al Wakra, Leabaib and Rawdat Al Khail Health Centers by taking a prior appointment.

Manager of Screening Programs at PHCC Dr Shaikha Abou Shaikha said that the year 2019 was exceptional in terms of the program's efforts to raise awareness of the importance of early detection as a wider segment of the public benefited from the early detection service and many awareness lectures were held. In addition, more doctors working in various health centers of PHCC were trained and directed to refer patients to conduct Breast and Bowel Cancer screening, she said, while pointing to more partnerships with the public sectors.

In 2019, the achievements of the program included the expansion of the early detection suites at Rawdat Al Khail and Leabaib Health Centers.

Source: QNA