Qatar Cancer Society raises awareness on blood cancer

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) has concluded ‘Your blood ..Your Health’ campaign to raise awareness on blood cancers.

The campaign continued throughout August, the month of global awareness on blood cancers.

Blood cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in Qatar, according to Qatar National Cancer registry 2015 of the Ministry of Public Health.

The campaign included a number of awareness events at malls and addressed questions of public. It also addressed the  symptoms, risk factors,  methods of prevention and the importance of periodic examination for early detection, in addition to the distribution of vouchers for consultations and free tests to the public, in cooperation with the Syrian Medical Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Mall of Qatar and Qatar Living.

Hiba Nassar, Head of Health Education Department at QCS, said, “ Blood cancer is a group of cancers which affects blood cells, blood forming tissues or the immune system cells and there are three main types of blood cancers: Lymphoma, Leukemia and Myeloma, noted that Lymphoma and Leukemia are the most common blood cancers.

Nassar stressed the importance of periodic tests for early detection of the disease, and conducting comprehensive periodic analyses that detect early on potential diseases, especially cancer , explained that each type of blood cancers has a different way of spreading and responding to treatment so it is important to determine the type.

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