In line with its commitment to build healthier communities and to promote health awareness, Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness program on 15th October 2020. Organized to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the program was supported by Ajman Police and had various programs highlighting the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
The program included a cake-cutting ceremony attended by Major Noura Al Shamsi – Head of the Department Media and Public Relations of Ajman Police and Lt. Rashid Al Kaabi from Protocol Department, in the presence of Dr. Manvir Singh Walia – COO of Thumbay University Hospital, Dr. Fozi Abozaid Dakilah – Medical Director of the hospital, and other members of the hospital’s administrative team. This was followed by a pink-ribbon formation by the staff of the hospital, and a short talk by the medical director on the importance of early detection and treatment. The delegation from Ajman Police toured the hospital’s advanced facilities.
Commenting on the importance of the Breast Cancer Awareness event, Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group said, “Thumbay Hospitals are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and creating awareness on the importance of timely health check-ups, among communities. This event at Thumbay University Hospital was organized to emphasize the importance of early detection of breast cancer, which is important to controlling the disease. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are crucial to ensuring recovery. The disease becomes fatal when detected late.”
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. According to studies by the Global Cancer Observatory, in 2018 alone, there were over 2 million new cases and more than 600,000 deaths due to breast cancer. Every year, the month of October is celebrated worldwide as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month.’