On the occasion of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Student Affairs at Al Falah University, in cooperation with the Emirates Foundation for Medical Services, organized a lecture via Zoom app about breast cancer and screening methods, to raise awareness regarding the disease and to reduce fatality because of late diagnosis.
Dr. Mona bin Idris spoke about the necessity of early examination to detect the disease in its early stages and to increase the probability of recovery. She also taught the participants on how to conduct periodic self-examination and how a healthy and active lifestyle could minimize the risks of developing the disease.
She also discussed the rates of infection with the disease, and ways to provide moral and psychological support, which plays a major role in recovery, to family and friends who are suffering from breast cancer. She also relayed the experiences of women who were able to overcome and recover from the disease.
Towards the end of the meeting, the participants were given the chance to ask questions and further clarifications on topics regarding the disease.