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First phase of early cancer screening launched

The first phase of the national campaign for early screening of colon cancer has been given the go-ahead. Supreme Council for Health (SCH) President Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa launched the campaign at the Avenues Bahrain, in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Health.  

The King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) is carrying out the national campaign for early screening of colon cancer in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and with partnership National Non-communicable Diseases Control Committee. Addressing the event, he said that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and the second most common type of cancer in the Kingdom. 

He stressed the importance of the national campaign for early screening of colon cancer which aims at increasing the chances of recovery and reducing the financial costs of treating patients before they spread cancer. Under the first phase, 5,000 Bahraini people from the Governorate of Muharraq will undergo early screening of colon cancer.

Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa thanked the King Hamad University Hospital, the Ministry of Health, Bahrain Oncology Centre and the National Non-communicable Diseases Control Committee for their co-operation with the private sector.  Muharraq Governor Salman bin Hindi hailed Bahrain’s advanced medical services, commending the efforts being exerted by the King Hamad University Hospital and the Ministry of Health. 

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