Bahrain Cancer Society continues their efforts to spread awareness for Breast Cancer together with Bahrain World Trade Center and MODA Mall

Bahrain Cancer Society was established in 1989 as a voluntary non-profitable organization. For over thirty years, the society has been successful in expanding its membership base to cover a wide range of all those concerned with cancer and its different aspects. The society has organized scientific conferences, seminars, and workshops to educate patients, medical staff, and concerned officials to assume their responsibilities and their role in the fight against cancer.

Bahrain Cancer Society activities:

  • Supporting relevant research studies and providing training for individuals participating in the field of cancer prevention.
  • Recommendation and advice on best practices for breast self-examination and when sonograms and mammograms are required.
  • Advise on regional facilities and breast specialists for diagnosis.
  • Educate and spread awareness to the community of Bahrain by providing updated information and collaborating with partners locally.
  • Distribution of educational booklets, pamphlets, brochures, and outdoors banner

October is a pivotal period globally in spreading awareness and providing education and information to the public about the aetiology factors related to cancer, cancer treatment, and methods of prevention. Every year the Bahrain Cancer Society partners with the Bahrain World Trade Center and MODA Mall in lighting the building in Pink in support of this cause and spreading awareness.

Bahrain Cancer Society recommendations and guidelines:

 The goal of screening tests for breast cancer is to help with early detection to help with treatment. Early detection is possibly the leading factor in the management and prognosis of the disease. It is a well-known fact that early detection is a definitive cure in most cases.

 All women are recommended to do breast self-examination monthly, five days after their last menstrual cycle.

  1. It is recommended to attend a government health center or recognized breast disease clinic located within Bahrain.
  2. We strongly advise women to do both, a sonogram and mammogram if they are 40 and over in age, and if their results are clear to follow this up every two years.
  3. Women who are predisposed with a prior family history of breast cancer should follow the above advice with exception of doing a sonogram and mammogram from the age of 35.

The society further gets involved in fundraising initiatives in an effort to provide vital equipment and treatments to those in need, for further information, advice, and donations, please feel free to visit the Bahrain Cancer Society website