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Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital launched its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign under the title “Awareness is Good; Screening is Better” during its conference led by the multidisciplinary team of physician at the medical center. The conference highlighted the importance of radiography and early detection of breast cancer for women. Dr. Daniel Mahfoud, Head of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology department at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, announced: “We joined the Ministry of Public Health’s yearly Breast Cancer special screening tariffs campaign that started on October 1st till the end of January. We aim at having the majority of women do the mammography on a yearly basis as a preventive act, as we agree that screening is the most tool for early detection.” The lecture discussed the main phases of breast cancer starting with radiology, screening, diagnosis and finally the treatment. The LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital is known for its medical staff that follows up with patients throughout their treatment to help them overcome their illness and recover. The medical staff is divided into different sections including radiology, gynecology, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy that work together to evaluate the patient’s case. Each doctor had the chance to elaborate and explain the tasks each department handle in order to provide patients with the best treatment, as follows: Dr. Tamina Elias-Rizk, Mammography Specialist – Imaging department, Dr. Michel Samaha, Gynecologist, Dr Ziad Zakaria, General and Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Hady Ghanem, Head of Hematology and Oncology department, and Dr. Salim Chammas, BSc, Radiotherapy Oncologist. Physicians, residents of LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital and students of the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine had the honor to participate in the conference along with patients and selected media. The conference aimed at raising awareness and encouraging women to early detection. At the end, we all have to cooperate in order to overcome this disease. The conference was preceded by a half day open door interactive exposition where visitors were invited to pass by the 2 stations showing recorded advanced topics on screens and personnel was available at each station for further explanation.

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