1,800 get free mammograms at Zulekha Hospital

Dubai - The hospital's "Pink it Now" initiative was launched in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 9 Jan 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 10 Jan 2016, 1:00 AM

More than 1,800 UAE woman have taken advantage of free breast cancer consultations at Zulekha Hospital as part of a new awareness campaign.
The hospital's "Pink it Now" initiative was launched in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, with the support of Ford Warriors in Pink, a Ford Motor Company breast cancer awareness initiative.
Between October 1 and December 31, both Zulekha hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah offered women the opportunity to take the free consultations by oncologists and surgeons, as well as receive free mammograms.
A total of 763 X-ray mammograms have also been undertaken as part of the programme - 445 in Sharjah and 318 in Dubai, out of which 13 cases were diagnosed positive. The hospital in Sharjah carried out 1,116 free consultations, while 703 were conducted in Dubai.
The campaign is part of a global initiative to build awareness and educate women on breast cancer and the vital importance of regular check-ups and early detection procedures.
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