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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: UAE survivors say don’t delay medical help
Jennifer Bell, Al Arabiya English
Filed on 2021-10-05
Joan Resta delayed seeking medical help despite experiencing a constant pain in her right breast.   The 43-year-old Filipino mother of two, living in the United Arab Emirates, described herself as healthy and aware ofthe risks of breast cancer.   However, she when she noticed changes in her breasts, she ignored her fears and is now urging others to not do the same.   “At first, I experienced pain in my right breast, but I thought it would go away soon,” she told Al Arabiya English. “Soon the pain increased, and I went to see the doctor.”   “He told me it was benign, and I took it lightly. But in a few months, the pain started increasing and I felt the lump was growing.”   “I consulted another docto ... Read More..
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COVID-19 left women delaying vital breast cancer screening, treatment: UAE experts
Jennifer Bell, Al Arabiya English
Filed on 2021-10-05
Women across the United Arab Emirates delayed vital breast cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic in a “concerning phenomenon” that led to aspike in cases across the country, doctors have said.   October marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and experts are reminding that early detection brings a higher chance of recovery.   Breast cancer has four stages and catching it at the first stage means the chance of survival is between 95 and 100 percent.   However, doctors in the UAE said screening is well below pre-pandemic levels as women missed routine appointments and avoided health settings over the fear of COVID-19 meaning they missed vital lifesaving treatment.   Prof. Humaid al-Shamsi, a consultant in oncology and m ... Read More..
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Vowed to PROTECT YOUR HEART
Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-09-29
Cardiovascular diseases kill a staggering 18.6 million people a year across the world. What is more frightening is the increase in this number with each passing year. Multiple factors contribute to this alarming trend; lifestyle diseases and unhealthy habits top the list.   The Covid-19 pandemic has also shown the susceptibility of people with heart diseases. All this calls for healthy living to keep your heart healthy and strong.   As the saying goes, 'Prevention is always better than cure'. Small actions like quitting smoking, having a wholesome diet, and regular exercise can keep heart diseases at bay to a large extent. Regular checkups and early diagnosis also play a crucial role.   However, being affected by a cardiovascular disease doesn't mean it is the en ... Read More..
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Burjeel Hospital: A trusted cardiac care destination
Gulf News
Filed on 2021-09-29
A leader in cardiac sciences, Burjeel Hospital, serves people from various parts of the world. Delivering exceptional services and, most importantly, the desired medical outcomes have made the institution one of the trusted destinations for people with cardiovascular diseases.  Burjeel Hospital has earned its reputation and recognition through delivering result-oriented clinical approaches. Since 2012, the hospital has successfully performed more than 16,000 interventional procedures and over 1,300 cardiothoracic surgeries. The growth of the institution and the increasing number of patients coming to the hospital for cardiovascular treatment is nothing but a testimony of excellence.  24X7 cardiac care Equipped with cutting-edge technology, Burjeel Hospital offers 24X7 cardiac ... Read More..