A free-to-attend breast cancer awareness event, organised by Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE), will be staged at the Wyndham Grand Manama on Tuesday from 9am until 10.30am.
A special discussion will be led by Dr Ghufran Ahmed Jassim, family medicine consultant at Al Malaki Specialist Hospital.
The aim is to highlight the importance of breast cancer screening, risk factors and symptoms to watch out for.
Mental health and anxiety issues that can affect patients in remission, or those facing negative results, will also be outlined and time set aside for a question-and-answer session with Dr Jassim.
“Early detection of breast cancer increases the likelihood of successful treatment,” said Hawra Neamah, marketing manager of HCE.
“That is a message that all of us involved in the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month would like to remind people of.
“This awareness session comes as part of our Health Matters campaign created to promote health and wellness in the kingdom.
“Our aim is to inspire people to be more proactive about their health. This health advocacy campaign is ongoing.”
Health Matters, along with its partners, is an advocacy online platform playing its part of the bigger national effort in keeping the nation educated and aware of health resources available to them, added Jubran Abdulrahman, managing director of HCE.
The breast cancer awareness session is held in partnership with Healthcapita Bahrain and carries the support of its partners, the Gulf Daily News and Wyndham Grand Manama.
To register follow the link in the bio of the platform’s Instagram account @healthmattersbh.