In support of the Urological Cancers Awareness Month in November, Qatar's public health partners are working collaboratively to raise awareness of the risk factors, warning signs, and the importance of prevention. They encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly to reduce their risk.
Urologic cancers happen when abnormal cells grow and affect the organs and structures of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system. Urologic cancers include bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancers, all relatively common.
Qatar's public healthcare experts highlight the importance of maintaining healthy habits, getting regular health check-ups, and finding a balance between food intake and physical activity as a significant and simple step towards achieving good health. They confirmed that cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active. Understanding what you can do to reduce your cancer risk is crucial.
As the primary provider of specialist healthcare in the country, HMC is making significant efforts to encourage people at risk of any urological cancers to follow up with their doctors and get proper ongoing screening.
HMC is also committed to providing highly effective treatment and advanced surgery services to reduce the number of deaths attributed to these types of cancers. It is part of its vision to provide the safest, most effective, and most compassionate care for each one of its patients.
This joint awareness activity is part of Qatar's public healthcare partners' continuous efforts to raise awareness of all types of cancer, including urological cancers. The ultimate goal is to reduce the incidence of this disease and help raise a healthy and cancer-free generation to meet one of Qatar's Public Health Strategy (2017-2022).
Finding any urological cancer at an early stage increases the chance of successful treatment.
Prevention and early detection can save lives.
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