Qatar University’s (QU) department of Biomedical Sciences under the supervision of College of Health Sciences organized a breast cancer awareness event today under the title: Early Detection Saves Lives. Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 virus and following the Ministry of Health policies and regulations this event was conducted through WebEx platform.
Guest speakers were May Osama from Qatar cancer society and Aya Hamdan, Teaching Assistant of Human Nutrition at College of Health Sciences QU. The students, faculties and other department and sector officials attended the event
The speakers focused on awareness of the disease, which greatly increase a breast cancer patient’s chances of getting it treated, but this action must be taken in the early stages. Nutrition can play a role in a healthful diet in general, and they may help prevent the development or progression of breast cancer.
Dr. Amal Al-Haidos, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at College of Health Sciences QU said that the department of biomedical sciences is ensure to organize a breast cancer event, every year during October, which is the breast cancer month. It is most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries, the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years.
She added that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Qatar, but unfortunately, some does not have the enough knowledge about the disease symptoms and how important the early diagnosis for it. That is why we are willing through such event to increase the women awareness, because once detected in its early stages the rate for survival from the disease is 99% which decrease to 27% if the disease was detected its late advance stage.