ELC organized Breast Cancer Awareness

25 Oct 22
ELC

The Staff Social Committee at the English Language Center organized a Breast Cancer Awareness event on 25th October, 2022, from 12:30 to 02:00 in the College Auditorium. The event included a lecture on Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention presented by Dr. Noha Hatem Qasim, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Barka Polyclinic. This event is held in October, the month dedicated for Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

The event began with a speech by Dr. Faisal Al-Saidi, the Head of the Center, in which he welcomed the attendees. He Then spoke about the importance of holding such activities in order to raise awareness and support and provide information and assistance about this disease. Dr. Annie from the English Language Center gave a welcome speech to Dr. Noha and introduced her to the audience. After that, a lecture on Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention was delivered which started by presenting some global and local statistics related to this disease. Dr. Noha then mentioned the risk factors and the symptoms associated with breast cancer. She also explained the mechanisms of self, clinical and radiological examination for breast cancer. The lecture concluded by focusing on the prevention methods and treatment options for this disease.

 

 

The event was concluded with a small competition for all attendees focusing on the information and facts mentioned in the lecture, and the winner was awarded. The HOC and Ms. Aliya Al-Shabibi honored Dr. Noha Qasim at the end of the event. This event was organized by Ms. Dulce Mercado and Ms. Puteri Asmuni.

The discussion that followed the lecture stressed the importance of mammogram screening for women above the age of 40, or for those with a family history of the disease.