Breast cancer ribbon (photo by Pexels)
CAIRO - 25 October 2017: October is breast cancer awareness month, and in light of this, we are listing the organizations in Egypt that are promoting awareness, raising funds and encouraging research on this disease.
Founded in 2004, Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) is keen on helping women who suffer from breast cancer as well as encouraging early checkups. The organization offers its services, including free early checkups, group psychological support and life coaching, amongst others, to women across Egypt from all governorates.
Egyptian Society of Women’s Health (ESWH) was founded in 2005 aiming to bring “wellness to all women.” The organization supports low-income families in all governorates in Egypt by offering discounted mammograms and support groups for survivors.
Baheya Foundation was founded by the family of cancer victim Baheya Othman in 2015. Othman’s family realized how families struggle with financing cancer care. They launched the first free breast cancer hospital in the Middle East offering services like surgeries, mammograms and other treatments.
Founded by Yehia Abu Gabal, International Cancer Research Center (ICRC) offers care for cancer patients by hosting internationally recognized experts to influence research and practice locally.
CanSurvive was launched in 2009. It offers support groups to cancer patients, survivors, their families, caregivers and friends. The sessions teach people how to cope with the disease and educate them about the different types and stages of cancer.