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4,846 mammograms have been conducted

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Chairperson of National Program for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer Dr Hana Al-Khawari said 4,846 mammograms have been conducted since the launching of the program — 490 of which were carried out in October. On the occasion of the closing of the breast cancer awareness program for October entitled ‘One Minute’, Al-Khawari affirmed the success of the campaign in highlighting the importance of early detection of this disease as reflected in the large number of women who had mammogram, around 50 cases daily in two weeks. She added the campaign’s activities included information dissemination on the prevention and treatment of the disease through various social networking sites, “Selfie with Pink Color” competition, and hosting breast cancer advocate from Saudi Arabia Dr Samiya Al-Amoodi.

She said the campaign was held in cooperation with a number of private companies and banks, indicating the next plan will include other similar activities. Meanwhile, Urology Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University Dr Ahmad Al-Kandari participated in the conference of the World Assembly to Control Urine recently in Canada, Montreal, reports Al-Anba daily.

Talking about the event, Al- Kandari revealed a number of issues were discussed in the conference such as urine problems among men, including bladder muscle defect which affects both men and women and causes repetitive urinary infections and other problems.

He added one of the most common problems caused by the defect of the bladder muscle is prostate inflation and no cure has been found until. He said the best way to prevent the defect is to undergo eradication surgery for prostate inflation which causes embolism. He cited as an example the holmium laser that is considered the best solution especially when the prostate reaches 100 grams.

By Marwa Al-Bahrawi Al-Seyassah Staff

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