1st phase of breast cancer early detection campaign ends late August

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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - 11:13 GMT

Breast cancer ribbon (photo by Pexels)

Breast cancer ribbon (photo by Pexels)

CAIRO – 15 July 2019: The first phase of the presidential campaign for breast cancer early detection and treatment for women will end on August 3.

The first phase was launched on July 1 for women over 18 years of age for free in nine governorates, including Alexandria, Port Said, Matrouh, Qalyubia, Beheira, Assiut, Fayoum, South Sinai and Damietta.

The medical check aims to detect breast tumors, blood pressure, diabetes and obesity for women. Furthermore, medical awareness campaigns will be launched on methods of prevention.

About 5 -10 percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result directly from gene defects.

During the Egyptian Women's Day ceremony held in March, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi proposed establishing a fund to address the challenges faced by the Egyptian women after he reviewed with the health minister the possibility to screen and treat women nationwide for breast cancer.

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