Breast Cancer Campaign

To commemorate the worldwide campaign of Breast Cancer Awareness, Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women (SCW) has lined up a series of events to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women around the world, with about 1.4 million new cases a year and October is celebrated throughout the world as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The SCW said that the events, to be held in coordination with the health ministry, the women’s sports committee, and Bahrain Medical College, aim to increase awareness about breast cancer and the need for women to undergo tests as a pre-emptive measure amid reports that 98 per cent of the cases are cured if they are discovered at an early stage.

The awareness campaigns will use all kinds of media, including social media, to reach out to women and to all segments of the society and boost the chances to fight cancer and to enable women to live healthily, securely and in dignity.

The Council said it would also take part in several events and functions to be held throughout the month to increase breast cancer awareness.

Several women who are being treated for cancer or who have relatives who have taken to social media to call for increasing awareness about fighting
the disease.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease,” Dayana Al Shaikh, a cancer fighter as he calls herself on her Instagram account, said on her account. “She might be your wife, your mother, your sister, your daughter or maybe your friend, and they may forget to consider taking the steps of making plans to detect this awful disease in its early stage. Please encourage them to do it and together we help to spread the word. Wear it Pink,” she told her more than 14,500 followers.

Dayana who has been fully committed to fighting the disease regardless of the formidable challenges said that people should never give up.

“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it. After all, if cancer thinks that it is strong, God’s will is way much stronger, and we have deep faith in God.