60% of early-detected breast cancer cases do not need chemotherapy: Health Ministry

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 08:53 GMT

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CAIRO – 2 August 2021: Egyptian Ministry of Health reiterated its calls on women to seek early detection test of breast cancer, saying that 60 percent of breast cancer cases that were detected early do not need chemotherapy.

 

The ministry added that the treatment is free of charge, and follows the latest international protocols as part of the presidential initiative to support women’s health.

 

Early detection units work from Saturday through Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm. Citizens can reach the nearest health unit by searching the 100 Million Healthy Lives website.

 

The 100 Million Healthy Lives campaign screens Egyptians for breast cancer, Hepatitis C and chronic diseases.

 

Egypt’s initiative was launched in October 2018 under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and ended in April 2019 after screening more than 45 million citizens. The Ministry of Health and Population vowed to completely eliminate the disease from Egypt in 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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