National Breast Cancer Campaign Continues

Muscat, The Ministry of Health (MoH) continues

the National Campaign for Early Detection of Breast Cancer, which was

launched on September 16 and lasts until March 14 next year.

The National Campaign is organized by the Ministry of Health,

represented by the Women & Child Health Department (WCHD) and in

collaboration with Oman Cancer Association (OCA) and Hoffmann�La

Roche Company.

The Campaign toured all the Sultanate’s Governorates, starting

from Dhofar and ending in A’Dhahira. It aims at familiarizing and

educating the community of the early detection of various breast


During the campaign, women between 40 � 69 old years will be

examined through the mammogram, where the global and local

statistics proved that this age-group is the most vulnerable category to

the various breast tumors, especially the malignant ones.

Source: Oman News Agency