316 New breast cancer cases annually
MOH-Gaza launches Pink October Campaign to promote women’s health against breast cancer
MOH continues in launching the activities of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, which coincidence with October every year. These campaigns are meant to educate women and urge them to conduct examinations for early detection of breast cancer, wither by self-examination or clinical examination by qualified doctors or even by a mammogram.
According to the Palestinian Health Information Center (PHIC)in 2019, the incidence of breast cancer in the Gaza Strip reached 316 new cases annually.
The report showed that the rate of breast cancer reached 16 cases for 100 thousand people, while women with breast cancer reached 32 women for 100,000, and 1.2 percent in men, noting that breast cancer represents 18 percent of all types of cancer. With 15 percent accounted for deaths among cancer cases.
Noting that the mammogram is a modern digital device helps to the early detection of the disease, it works with digital technology without the need for radiation films and detects the masses of intangible cancer and thus increases the probability of recovery by 98%.