QCS concludes ‘You are precious’ for cervical and ovarian cancer awarenessQCS Team
Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) concluded a ‘You are precious’ campaign to raise awareness about cervical and ovarian cancer in partnership with leading biopharmaceutical company MSD and WellCare trading.
Cervical cancer is the fifth, and ovarian cancer is the sixth most newly diagnosed cancer among females in Qatar, according to Qatar National Cancer Registry (QNCR) – Ministry of Public Health in Qatar, in 2019.
The campaign launched last January and targeted all women in Qatari society, including many direct and virtual awareness lectures and workshops. It also included several awareness competitions to raise awareness of prevention methods, warning signs and symptoms, risk factors that increase the possibility of contracting it, and encouraging early detection of the disease through distributing 100 vouchers for women to do Pap Smear tests free in Al Ahli Hospital.
Many specialists participated in the campaign through a panel discussion about “Facts and rumors about cervical and ovarian cancer,” especially facts about the HPV vaccine; they are Dr. Afaf Al-Ansari – Senior Consultant in Gynecologic Cancer Treatment and Surgery – Women’s Health and Research Center – Dr. Suha Shawqi Al-Bayat – Head of the Vaccinations Department – Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Noha Jibril – Family Medicine Consultant – Primary Health Care Corporation, Mrs. Fathia Salama – recovering from pre-cancerous cervical cancer, Mrs. Iman Al-Bardini – a beauty expert
The session targeted nearly 100 women and presented the services provided by the society in the field of cancer awareness, medical consultations/nutrition, and the beauty section.