Breast cancer awareness day emphasizes early detection

Birzeit University marked the ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer testing and joined countries around the world by organizing a Breast Cancer Awareness Day, held by the Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions on October 28, 2019.

The event featured multiple informative activities and numerous booths that served to raise awareness of breast cancer and included stands that distributed information on self-examination and early detection as well as a healthy-food section. Students were given the opportunity to donate their hair to women who lost theirs due to chemotherapy or radiation.

A lecture on the importance of early diagnosis of breast cancer was held, featuring Dr. Nofooz Maslamani from Dunya Women’s Cancer Center. Maslamani explained breast cancer, its symptoms, and the importance of an early diagnosis. She focused on self-examination as an essential step to help detect cancer early on before it spreadsز