Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011 -American Hospital Dubai

Top Quote Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer amongst women. Worldwide, one in every 8 women (12.5%) runs the risk of developing breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 13, 2011 - Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer amongst women. Worldwide, one in every 8 women (12.5%) runs the risk of developing breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. While the causes of breast cancer are still unknown, certain risk factors - gender, family history, genetics, personal history of breast cancer - are linked to the disease.

    Screening combined with ongoing community education and awareness is vital for successful prevention and early detection. To mark the importance of breast cancer awareness month, American Hospital Dubai is supporting the community with two initiatives.

    The first is a series of information seminars free of charge and open to the public (pre-registration required - to be held at the hospital.

    Breast cancer seminar details
    Thursday, October 6, 2011 - Breast Cancer Awareness/Detection
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Breast Cancer Survivorship
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Breast Cancer Awareness/Detection
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 - General Treatment for Breast Cancer
    (each seminar runs 12.00-1.00 Pm, followed by complimentary light refreshments)

    Presenting the information seminars are:
    Dr. Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Hematologist Oncologist
    Dr. Salim Chaib Rassou, Consultant Radiation Oncologist
    Dr. Faraz Khan, Consultant Hematologist Oncologist

    In addition, the American Hospital Dubai is providing a special screening package for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, comprising a Gynecology Consultation plus Mammogram at a reduced charge to help encourage every woman - mother, daughter, sister or friend - to take a positive step to staying healthy.

    Dr. Maroun El Koury comments: "Breast Cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in the Middle East and educating the community about the risk factors, the vital importance of early detection/prevention and how to deal with breast cancer, is essential. We hope that through these community sessions we can spread awareness about this common cancer - and encourage appropriate screening amongst women - and at the same time help those who are coping with the disease."

    Services provided at the American Hospital Dubai

    Breast Self Examination Clinics are where women are taught to examine their own breasts. Clinics are run once a month at the Breast Clinic.

    Mammography services are provided by the Radiology Department, and can be arranged by a physician at the American Hospital Dubai, or by a referral letter from an outside physician.

    The Breast Clinic provides a complete clinical and diagnostic service in one single clinic visit, for patient convenience and to avoid unnecessary long anxiety periods for patients with breast pathology. A patient diagnosed with a breast lump will have a full clinical evaluation, mammogram/ultrasound examination and a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy if needed, and every effort will be made to give the patient the result of FNA biopsy on the same day.

    About the American Hospital Dubai
    American Hospital Dubai provides high quality American standard health care that will meet the needs and exceed expectations levels of the people of Dubai, UAE and MENA region. American Hospital Dubai specializes in Cochlear implant, breast cancer treatment, joint replacement, knee surgery, hip replacement, general surgery, Brain surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastric bypass surgery. American hospital is the best known Maternity hospital, Cardiology hospital and offers Cancer treatment, and has best heart specialists in Dubai. Book your appointment today for the top level healthcare services offered in the best hospital of Dubai.

    For further details, please contact:
    American Hospital Dubai,
    Call Centre : +(971-4)-377-6699
    Emergency: +(971-4)-377-6644 / 6645
    Phone: +(971-4) -336-7777
    Email: mktg(@)ahdubai dot com

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