‘Screen For Life’, Qatar’s National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening programme, under Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) marked the global initiative World Cancer Day.
It has also reminded the PHCC physicians to electronically refer eligible patients to the screening facilities.
Under the tagline ‘We Can, I Can’, ‘Screen for Life’ is working on part of the objectives of World Cancer Day including, raising awareness of cancer and healthier lifestyles, preventing cancer, and providing patients with the best care.
In line with its ongoing awareness drive ‘Screen for Life’ is reminding eligible people to embark on a screening for breast and bowel cancer and is touring communities with the specialised mobile screening unit.
“Screen for Life’ is urging eligible women aged 45-69 to book an appointment for a complimentary mammogram at one of the dedicated facilities at Al Wakra, Leabaib or Rawdat Al Khail Health Centres. The team is also encouraging men and women aged 50-74 to seek a screening for bowel cancer and collect the fit kit at one of the facilities.
In its efforts to reach as wide an audience as possible with the programme’s message and mission, the ‘Screen For Life’ mobile screening unit will be present at Al Shamal Health Centre throughout the month, enabling women to explore the facility and learning more about the programme. During its tour, the mobile unit will also host free mammogram tests for eligible ladies.
The mobile unit is a key component to the programme’s mission to raise cancer awareness across Qatar, consistently touring governmental departments, semi-government entities and private sector organisations.
To book a screening appointment or for more information on the ‘Screen For Life’ programme and the mobile unit, people can contact the dedicated call centre on 8001112.
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