cancer is by far the most common cancer in Qatar, accounting for 31
percent of cancer cases in women. The risk of women in the population
developing breast cancer is 56 per 100,000 (source: Qatar Cancer
Registry). Both women and men can however be affected by breast cancer.
It is important to note that many breast cancers are treatable and
patients can survive if it’s diagnosed and treated early.
optimal care of patients with breast cancer is rapidly changing as a
result of advances in all aspects of patient care. There is an
increasing focus on providing multidisciplinary care for patients with
complex diseases such as breast cancer through the use of integrated
teams of professionals representing the relevant treatment modalities,
including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and systemic medical
Awareness is a very effective tool that can
greatly increase a breast cancer patient’s chances of getting it
treated, but this action must be taken in the early stages of the onset
of symptoms, sometimes even earlier. For this reason, it is extremely
important for women to be aware of the causes and symptoms of breast
cancer so they are able to quickly seek treatment.
how to be breast aware will help people understand which changes are
normal and which are not. These pages include valuable information
about breast cancer, the risk factors, symptoms, and how to be breast
aware. Visitors will also get the chance to learn about some success
stories of breast cancer patients, their treatment journey and their
victory in their battle with cancer.
HMC’s mission is to provide
the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to our
population and to provide help and support through early detection and
education. The aim is to provide our audiences with the knowledge they
need through sharing information about breast awareness, talking about
mammograms, prevention, and how early detection can save lives.