PMBAH Organizes Breast Cancer Awareness
Represented by Family Medicine Department; Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital organized the events of Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday the 6th of November 2019 under the slogan “Check yourself, Don’t Wait for Symptoms”. The said events took place with the participation of Nursing Services, Radiology departments and Health Affairs in Al Madinah representing the Ministry of Health in addition to “Ahyaaha” charitable association for cancer patients.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Mansour Al Askar, Executive Director of Operations with the presence of Prof. Tarik Khashoggi, Deputy Executive Director of Medical Services; Col. Engr. Bassam Al Hazmi, Deputy Executive Director of Operations; and Dr. Samia Sabur, Section Head of Family Medicine in addition to other department heads in PMBAH.
The event aims to promote awareness regarding breast cancer early checkup, as could have an approximately 95% positive affect during the treatment while delayed detection could result in negative effects on treatment and its efficiency.
The event included an awareness exhibition with a number of educational booths. It began with identifying the risk factors to all female visitors and then transferring them -if necessary- to Radiology department in order to undergo the necessary examination, whether television or mammogram. Self-detection methods were also clarified using special materials, video presentation, and distribution of educational brochures.
Prevention methods were properly addressed as well as the affection of breastfeeding in preventing the disease. Some misconceptions were also clarified such as that the disease only affects women and that biopsy causes the spread of the disease and that mammograms cause cancer and several other misconceptions.