On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pentacare Medical Services together with Saudi German Hospital are fighting against Breast Cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Atlantis The Palm organized for its employees.
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign included general health check up, individual interaction with gynaecologist, examination and instructions how to do self-examination at home. For all women who had any kind of concerns was provided ultrasound screening and further referral to the hospital for mammogram if needed.
In addition to examination for all female employees, doctors from Saudi German Hospital provided breast cancer awareness session focused on breast cancer prevention, detection of breast cancer and symptoms of breast cancer.
All female employees received pink ribbons as a symbol of fight with breast cancer, magazines about Healthy Life Style, goodie bags with memorable presents about the event.
Pentacare would like to remind that being breast aware is all about gauging what is normal for you – as an individual woman. According to UAE health guidelines, all women over 20 should be breast aware while women aged 30 to 40 should get a clinical breast exam (by a doctor) done every three years. Women aged over 40 should do a clinical breast exam every year.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, but it also has one of the highest survival rates. Being aware of your body can help eliminate or manage breast cancer risk. You do not need to worry even if you find a lump or something abnormal. It could be anything from harmless fibroids to scar tissue. The most important thing is to know before it’s too late!
We hope that our effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and detection screening can help at least few women to prevent this terrible disease. Let’s fight together!