Tawam Hospital Screens Over 670 Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tawam Hospital Screens Over 670 Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Published November 2nd, 2010 - 14:39 GMT

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Tawam Hospital's outstanding annual breast cancer campaign has concluded for the month of October with approximately 670 women taking advantage of the program and being screened.

H.E. Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA), the Owner/Operator of Tawam said, "I congratulate Tawam on another successful campaign. In breast cancer as in all cancers, early detection is the best protection and this outreach program helps save lives. It is one of the best programs that SEHA conducts to serve the residents of Abu Dhabi and their healthcare needs."

"We are extremely proud of our achievements this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated staff for such an outstanding job. The breast cancer team has gone above and beyond the call of duty by organizing educational and screening activities almost on a daily basis! From the figures that we have accumulated and the feedback we received, I think we have reached almost every member of our community giving them information on breast cancer," said Mr. Gregory Schaffer, CEO, Tawam Hospital.

This year, Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, has once again taken the lead in promoting the early detection and treatment of breast cancer with one of the most extensive awareness campaigns ever seen in the region.

The campaign is a very successful role model for the Abu Dhabi health system. Tawam Hospital is the only fully comprehensive Oncology Referral Centre in the UAE offering a full range of services from screening, diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care.

"What differentiates Tawam Hospital's breast cancer campaign from others is that the hospital is also attached to the necessary support services that allow for extensive and consistent follow-up of the disease throughout the year, even after screening is provided," said Ms. Janet O'Brien, Nurse Manager, Breast Care Center.

Technically, Tawam Hospital conducts breast cancer screening throughout the year; whether at the Breast Care Center or using the Mobile Mammography Van. Every October, a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness globally, Tawam Hospital launches one of the most condensed awareness campaign seen in the region – screening, and educational activities performed almost on a daily basis. 

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