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Sharjah to have specialised breast care unit

Filed on July 22, 2020

The dedicated centre for comprehensive breast care is now open at Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah

In the presence of Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassimi, Al Zahra Hospital in Sharjah, announced the opening of a specialised breast care unit for residents of Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.

The opening ceremony was attended by Clancy Po, NMC Health's Director of Corporate Operations Strategy, and Dr Kishan Pakkal, General Manager of the hospital.

Speaking at the opening of the centre, Al Qassimi said that it was great news to have a dedicated unit to provide specialised care unit and cater for the diverse range of patient requirements.

"The early detection of breast cancer is extremely essential to prevent its spread and ensure a successful outcome. The unit is operated by a team of internationally experienced professionals, devoted to offering patients the best possible care and advice, arrange the appropriate investigation and treatment," she added.

Michael Davis, CEO of NMC Health, said: "We are honoured to announce the inclusion of a dedicated unit for the treatment of breast-related ailments. NMC remains committed to providing high-quality healthcare services to the communities of Sharjah and Northern Emirates, deploying the most advanced facilities in the region. The unit, led by a specialised team, shall ensure that all of the patient concern areas are addressed in a timely manner via personalised care plans. The opening of this unit is yet another important milestone for NMC, as we successfully expand our services to encompass all super specialised areas of healthcare."

Clancey Po expressed optimism that the addition of the unit would further enhance the reputation of NMC as one of the leading healthcare providers in Sharjah. "I would like to extend my congratulations to everyone that worked tirelessly towards making this vision a reality. Our specialists promise to work together in providing timely and accurate care, from evaluation and diagnosis through to treatment planning, all under one roof."

He further added that doctors at Al Zahra Hospital in Sharjah are highly experienced in conducting complex surgeries and procedures. The unit boasts of state-of-the-art equipment to further assist with the detection and treatment of cancer.

Some of the services offered at the Al Zahra Breast Care Unit include, but are not limited to, mammography, ultra-sound guided FNA, biopsy, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, sentinel lymph node mapping, nodal dissection, chemotherapy and other oncology services, endocrinology and internal medicine.