The recovery rates of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Egypt have significantly improved, thanks to the efforts of the Presidential Initiative during the past two years.
The Ministry of Health and Population made the announcement Monday.
The service is offered to females aged above 18 at 3,538 healthcare units, and 114 hospitals nationwide.
During the symposium, Breast Cancer Consultant Basem Saleh will speak.
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.
Between January 28, 2011 and July 3, 2013, Egypt lived in political instability because of overthrowing two regimes.
It is noted that the initiative was part of 100 Million Healthy Lives Campaign that screened Egyptians for hepatitis C, and chronic diseases.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the resumption of a presidential initiative launched last year to test women for breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of death among Egyptian women, according to the minister.
One in every eight women is likely to get breast cancer in her lifetime.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said that nearly 2.7 million women have undergone medical checkups as part of an initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to improve people’s health.
Avon, a global leader in beauty, innovation and empowering women, is helping raise awareness of breast cancer as the most prevalent form of cancer among Egyptian women. Throughout the month of October, Avon Egypt hosted a series of initiatives as part of
Nasser Institute for Research and Treatment is organizing a seminar next Tuesday on proper dieting to help treat or avoid breast cancer.
The Arab League in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched on Monday a breast cancer awareness campaign entitled "Your life is precious" to encourage the early detection and treatment of the disease.
“October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my case, my story and my strength, if you're a woman, see your doctor for regular check-ups." tweeted Elissa on her official twitter account.
Both Ministers affirmed that the solution of regional issues should be sought by peaceful means and via dialogue between disputed parts to maintain stability in the whole region.
The first phase of the presidential campaign for breast cancer early detection and treatment for women will end on August 3.
The presidential initiative for the early detection of breast cancer is set to be implemented on three stages.
The first group of governorates targeted by the campaign include Alexandria, Port Said and South Sinai.
Egypt is embarking on an initiative for early breast cancer diagnoses across nine governorates, as a step towards initiating the presidential initiative for women health in July.
Famed Lebanese singer Elissa will perform a concert celebrating spring at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Friday, April 5.