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The symposium "Your Health is Your Wealth" at Ain Shams University discusses breast tumors
The symposium "Your Health is Your Wealth" at Ain Shams University discusses breast tumors

Prof. Dr. Khalid Kadri, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Mr. Samir Abdel Nasser, Secretary General of the University and Prof. Dr. Gehan Ragab, Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development, opened the "Your health is your wealth" seminar. The Community Service and Environmental Development Sector organize the seminar in cooperation with the Faculty of Commerce and Bahia Foundation for the detection and treatment of breast cancer.

During his speech, Prof. Dr. Khalid Kadri stressed on the importance of raising awareness of the risk of breast cancer, which is the leading cause of death globally among women and the second death globally in both sexes.

He also expressed his appreciation for the cooperation between the University and Bahia Foundation in spreading awareness of breast cancer in a wide sector of society. He also reviewed some of the achievements of Bahia Foundation, which achieved only three years of work in the early detection and treatment of this disease. The number of cases of early detection per month was 1600 cases, more than 2500 in outpatient clinics, 140 monthly operations, 2800 radiotherapy sessions per month and 700 sessions of chemotherapy.

Mr. Samir Abdel Nasser pointed out in his speech that Ain Shams University is keen to open the horizons of cooperation with various civil society organizations in various fields, in order to benefit the individual. He stressed the importance of coordination and integration between different institutions and sectors of the state to build a healthy and healthy person capable of building and development.

Prof. Dr. Gehan Ragab, coordinator of the symposium, praised the university's support and leadership for such important events and their positive impact on society.

In the lecture delivered by Prof. Dr. Hesham Al-Ghazali stressed the need to change some common misconceptions among members of society, including lack of interest in the idea of early detection and lack of awareness of the positive effects of access to high recovery rates of up to 98%. He stressed that the dissemination of community awareness is the only way to eliminate those misconceptions, which confirmed by the World Health Organization that awareness helps to avoid the risk of cancer tumors by 40%, especially if we know that there are six cases of breast tumors every hour in the world.

He pointed out that there are a number of habits that if kept by the human avoid the risk of cancer tumors in general, including breast cancer such as (avoid smoking and drinking, following a healthy diet without fat to avoid the risk of obesity. As well as exercise and breastfeeding, mothers help to avoid Risk of breast cancer.

He added that there are many means of treatment, including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal, surgical and surgical intervention, which may be accompanied by a process of reconstruction of the breast, pointing out that the adoption of any means require careful identification of the nature of each case and how to deal with them, there is no consistent method of treatment.

He concluded by stressing that scientific research is constantly evolving to confront these diseases and control their spread.

Dr. Nouf Obaid spoke about the early diagnosis methods, including self-disclosure and how to do at home as well as mammogram, which is the most accurate but is resorted to at the age of forty or at the age of 35 if there is a satisfactory history.

She explained that the diagnosis is done through triple evaluation (clinical detection, mammogram, and sampling).

Mrs. Hala Bayazid said that Bahia Foundation received since its inception in 2016 (64) thousand women, including 6 thousand were treated and the rest healthy.

She stressed that raising awareness is not only an essential goal of the institution not only for early detection of the disease, but also to face the psychological and social effects resulting from infection, as well as providing free treatment.

"We hope that Egypt will be free from breast cancer by 2020," she said. "We hope that Egypt will be free from breast cancer by 2020.

Then the questions were opened to the attendees, followed by honoring the lecturers at the symposium for their constructive role in serving and educating the community.