Zulekha Hospital launches free breast cancer screenings and consultations for residents starting October 4 and ending on November 30.
Zulekha Hospital, Opp Al Nahda Park - 204th Rd - Al Nahda - Al Nahda 2 , Dubai
07 October 2021, 12:00 AM
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
Zulekha Hospital has launched free breast cancer screenings and consultations for residents starting October 4 and ending on November 30. The initiative is part of their yearly breast cancer awareness drive called Pink it Now, which is now in its 10th year.
The announcement was by Taher Shams, managing director of the hospital’s oncology department and co-chairperson Zanubia Shams. Also present at the launch was Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Health Regulation – MoHAP.
Dr Fadi Alnehlaoui, specialist surgical oncologist, led a panel discussion during the event, speaking about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer, comprehensive oncology services and diverse expertise available at Zulekha Hospital.
The other experts to talk on the subject were Dr Soha Abdelbaky, consultant medical oncology, Dr Nidha Iqbal Shapoo, specialist medical oncologist, Dr Swati Chandrashekher Pacharne, specialist radiology, Dr Mohamed Elbassyouny Alawy, specialist medical oncology, Dr. Nancy Israel, specialist pediatric oncology and Arathi Vijayan, clinical psychologist.
The hospital will also host the cancer support group Pink Knights meeting following the launch of Pink it Now.
The Pink it Now campaign is supported by partners Schneider Electric, Danube Home, The Oberoi, Cool & Cool, P&G, Ford Warriors in Pink – Ford MENA, Friends of Cancer Patients, Khaleej Times, Dar Al Khaleej, LivFit by Oman Insurance, RIZEK and The Discounter App.
In addition to free X-Ray mammograms and consultations with specialists, Zulekha Hospital also offers a 50 per cent discount on ultrasound tests. To register, call 600524442 or visit zulekhahospitals.com/pinkitnow