On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Women's Health on May 28, the Egyptian Breast Cancer Foundation has called on the society to respect and fully protect women's rights to have a healthy body.
Professor of Surgical Oncology Dr. Mohamed Shaalan said there are 1.7 million women in the world who are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the World Health Organization. He gave the following tips as a preventive measure:
1 – A medical and mammogram examination every three years from the age of 20, and once a year from the age of 40.
2 – Train doctors and health care providers about breast cancer signs and methods of early detection.
3 – The media should educate viewers and readers that breast cancer can be cured if detected early.
4 – Support NGOs fighting breast cancer.
5 – Improve health care services in public hospitals.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm