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Bahrain Health Minister unveils Cancer Statistics

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Health Minister, Dr. Jalila bint Al-SayedJawad Hassan has unveiled the official count of cancer cases in the Kingdom of Bahrain, totaling 1,146 cases up to 2022, with 630 cases affecting males and 516 affecting females.

In a recent disclosure during a session of the Council of Representatives, the Minister outlined her comprehensive approach to tackling the disease, emphasising prevention, early detection, and treatment as primary avenues of intervention.

Within this framework, she highlighted colorectal cancer as the most prevalent form of the illness, followed by prostate, lung, breast, and cervical cancers in females.

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer, refers to cancer that develops in the colon or rectum, which are parts of the digestive system.

Responding to a query posed by MP Bader Al-Tamimi, Al-Sayyid explained her ministry’s strategies for combatting the disease and addressing its multifaceted challenges.


In his remarks following the Minister’s statement, Al-Tamimi underscored the urgency of ramping up awareness campaigns and initiatives for early and systematic detection of cancer, a pervasive and alarming issue affecting every Bahraini family.

He raised questions regarding the potential causes of the disease, including the role of dietary habits such as fast food consumption, prompting a call for deeper investigation into contributing factors.