Zahrat Al-Khaleej – “Women’s Union” organizes a virtual session to combat breast cancer

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Rehab Sheikh

The General Women’s Union, in cooperation with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, and NMC Royal Hospital, organized the second virtual dialogue session entitled “Breast Cancer between Awareness and Challenge”, with the aim of providing the necessary support to raise awareness about the disease, urging the necessary examinations and treatment for it. early.

The session was presented by Dr. Sakina Al-Amir, General Surgery Consultant at NMC Royal Hospital, and the preacher Moza Al Shamsi, from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, and the dialogue was moderated by Maryam Al-Mandhari, Director of the Women’s Support Office at the General Women’s Union.

  • Maryam Al-Mandhari

Inspirational experience

A short video was presented to a breast cancer survivor during the session, in which she presented her difficult experience with the disease, and talked about the stages of treatment and how to conquer the disease with determination and determination, until the cancer left her body, to come out of the harsh experience with an inspiring message that inner strength is the best source of energy and confidence. The will to overcome any adversity.

  • Dr. Sakina Al-Amir

silently evolving

In turn, Dr. Sakina Al-Amir, a consultant general surgery at NMC Royal Hospital, confirmed that breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women around the world, and it is considered one of the diseases that develop silently because it occurs in the tissue of the relatively large breast gland, so it does not appear in any way. It is clear until a large cancerous mass forms, and cancer cells usually begin to appear in the inner lining of the milk ducts or lobes that feed them with milk, and then begin to spread to all parts of the breast and to the lymph nodes and other organs of the body in advanced stages.

She explained that among the reasons that increase the risk of breast cancer are advanced age, genetic factors, in addition to constant exposure to radiation, especially in the chest area, childbearing at a later age, as well as the excessive use of hormonal treatments that cause disorders that lead to breast cancer.

disease prevention

The prince presented some things that help prevent breast cancer, including maintaining a healthy weight, as being overweight in adults is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause, in addition to physical activity, as many studies have shown that moderate physical activity is associated with Low risk of breast cancer, as well as the need to stay away from smoking, in addition to avoiding chemicals linked to cancer, which include some foods, makeup, plastic and household products, as well as eating a healthy diet and eating healthy foods, including leafy vegetables, fruits, citrus, fatty fish and fermented foods.

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early signs

She advised the Prince of early detection of its importance in determining the appropriate treatment, which helps to get rid of the disease permanently, and also stressed the need for women to self-examine their breasts, at home once a month, preferably after the end of the menstrual cycle and during the shower, as soap foam facilitates self-examination. By raising her left arm above her head if she wants to examine her left breast, and using the fingers of the right hand, she begins to feel the breast in a circular motion and under the armpit, which enables her to detect early signs of breast cancer.

Prevention and treatment

For her part, the preacher Moza Al Shamsi said that Islam legislated for people ways to prevent and treat epidemics and diseases, and these preventive and treatment methods are related to matters of belief in the unseen and devotion, which include reliance and trust in God Almighty, belief in destiny and destiny, and belief that only what is written will affect man. He has grace and resentment, in addition to supplication and supplication to lift the affliction, in addition to repentance and seeking forgiveness and returning grievances and rights to its people, as well as immunization with worship and remembrances.

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