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MOH Launches Awareness Campaign on Early Screening of Breast Cancer
05 October 2018

​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched an awareness campaign on early screening of breast cancer under the theme "#لاتصيرين _الثامنة", which means: "Don't Be the Eighth!". The campaign comes in conjunction with the activities of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month marked in every October (the Pink Month).​

Through an Infographic designs published in its twitter page, MOH explained that 1 in 8 women may develop breast cancer, pointing out that the possibility of developing the disease can be reduced by adopting the following tips: avoid birth control pill for a long time,  early detection in case of having family history, avoid the use of hormonal treatment after menopause, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy food rich in vegetables and fruits, avoid overweight and obesity, breastfeed your baby and plan for having a baby before the age of 30.

"Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world after lung cancer and the first cancer in women globally. It is the most common cancer among women aged 40 and older in the Kingdom, and more than 55% of cancer cases are detected at advanced stages reducing the chance of recovery", adds MOH, confirming the importance of early detection of breast cancer to reduce mortality rate and increase breast cancer survival rate by more than 95%. 

It is noteworthy that this campaign comes as a continuation of MOH's efforts to maintain the health and safety of all members of the community, to promote healthy lifestyles and to alleviate the burden of disease in line with health system's initiatives under the National Transformation Program and Saudi Vision 2030.

Last Update : 16 October 2018 11:42 AM
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