Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Some 12,000 breast cancer cases are documented each year in Morocco

Casablanca, Oct. 3 - Anti-breast cancer association Coeurs de femmes (Women's hearts) said about twelve thousand cases of breast cancer are detected in Morocco each year, and that the diseases kill 19% of its patients.

The association is launching the second one-month national campaign to raise the awareness of the women and the public opinion as to the importance of the early and regular screening of this illness in order to reduce its frequency, a statement of the association said.

Coeurs de femmes said it will create a special website to enable women to be best informed about the disease, which is the most common cancer and most common cause of cancer death among women.

In late June, Morocco opened the first breast cancer screening center using the mammography technology in Morocco and the Middle East. The center is expected to provide high-quality screening services (mammography) for approximately 1000 women in the Rabat region to extend in the future to the rest of the country.

According to figures released by the World Health Organization, over a million people suffer breast cancer in the world. The study also suggests that mammography screening may reduce breast cancer mortality by 25-30 per cent.


Anonymous Property in Morocco said...

Very horrible statistics!!
12000 cases per year.
It is a really big figures for one country!!!
Ministry of Health should seriously solve this problem.

12:40 PM, November 01, 2007  
Anonymous Aziz said...

I would like to know if the morroccan government is funding new cancer centers that will provide cutting edge technology in the testing and treatment of breast cancer.
I am intersted in building a state of the art breast center that will offer high quality breast cancer care, and would like assistance.

1:04 AM, July 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to know i breast cancer can occur at very tender age of 20 ?

3:14 PM, August 09, 2011  

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