Girls’ program to fight cancer wins recognition
Five Saudi girls have proved their mettle by introducing a first-of-its-kind educational program to fight breast cancer.
Dr. Najwa Salem, ambassador of the national initiative and executive director of the Battarjee Education and Technical Academy BETA, adopted the program on Friday.
Maryam Bashidallah, Ahdab Khashoggi, Hiyam Kerk, Amal Ghamdi and Amal Sindhi prepared the program under the supervision of Ghada Khyat and Dana Abdeen, and motivation of Rami Mekouar.
Managing Director of BETA educational program Marwa Mahmoud said the program shows the girls’ abilities in the support of community work.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Tamimi Ekalh, a specialist in medicine and plastic surgery, said men are also at the risk of breast cancer as one man in 100 gets such type of cancer every two monthss, the equivalent of one percent of the total tumors in men in the Kingdom.
He said a lot of men are ignorant about the disease and do not go in for medical tests to know if a tumor is present in their body.
Ekalh said tumors in recent years have begun to invade both men and women at an early age as a result of negligence of tests, negative health practices and heredity factors. He emphasized media’s role in spreading awareness about breast cancer.
Mekouar honored the participants and sponsors and appreciated the program.