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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beat it With Early Detection

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As October is coming to an end, we want to shed the light on a topic of great significance that you should be aware of, not just this month but all year long.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and before it comes to an end, we want to remind you of why early detection is everything!

The annual international campaign that takes place every October aims at educating more women about breast cancer, as well as raising funds for further research to study the illness.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide, with at least 2.1 million women affected each year and the aim here is to limit this number as much as possible!

Risk factors include a family history of breast cancer and genetic mutations. Some harmful habits like smoking and obesity could be of lifestyle factors.

The good news is that most women can beat the cancer if it’s detected and treated early. What follows is what you need to know about the sickness and early diagnosis.

Beat the Disease With Early Diagnosis

Screening and early detections can help you beat the disease. It’s crucial to do exams and tests before even showing any symptoms, you don’t want to wait for them to show.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, when breast cancer is detected early and hasn’t spread to anywhere else in the body, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99 percent.

The cancer found during these early screenings are more likely to minimal and still to confined to the breast. The next step would be to determine the size of the cancer and how far it has spread to predict the prognosis (outlook) of a woman with this disease.

What Should You Do?

Make no excuses! Talk to health care providers about the risk factors, understand the frequency of receiving mammograms, and it’s your role to advice older family members to do screenings and tests.

Lower your risk of getting the cancer by staying within a healthy weight and be physically active. Avoid alcohol and choose to breast-feed, quit smoking and vaping.

How To Perform a Breast Self-Exam?

In the shower, in front of a mirror or laying down, use the flats of your 3 middle fingers and check the entire beast along with the armpit area, press down with light, medium, and firm pressure.

Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, hardened knot, or any other breast changes.

If you or someone you care about want to do an early checkup, visit Baheya’s Facebook page to learn more about the foundation.

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Ahmed Al-Motasem’s “Egyptian Eyes” initiative is our duty towards our country

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Dr. Ahmed Al-Motasem, Consultant Lasik and Ophthalmology Professor at Ain Shams University School of Medicine, launched an initiative called “For the Eyes of Egyptians” to provide 50 clients to remove free white water for critical cases who are not able to afford it.

This was a sense of his national duty towards the Egyptian people, which in solidarity with the initiatives presented by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during the past period.

Al-Motasem stressed that presidential initiatives in health were the first incentive for the idea and for his donation of these operations.

The mechanism’s publicity for registration will be made through Social Media to provide the necessary medical report cases to select the most necessary cases immediately.

It is worth noting that Dr. Ahmed Al-Motasem, Consultant Yazek and Ophthalmology Professor at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and Medical Director of the Team of Ophthalmologists, which consists of a group of ophthalmologists and highly qualified eye examination specialists who have extensive experience in various subdisciplinary disciplines in medicine.
Ophthalmologist specializing in refractive eye surgery, cataracts and white and blue water.

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Moderna Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization

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Moderna Inc’s vaccine against coronavirus has received on Friday the emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the second vaccine to be registered.

The FDA made the announcement following a panel that was held for the agency with outside experts who endorsed the vaccine, and a week after the FDA’s authorization for Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE.

The vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech, which share the similar technology, have been on a massive nationwide rollout and been handed out to thousands of U.S. healthcare workers. Moderna is expected to follow the lead of those vaccines.

“With the availability of two vaccines now for the prevention of COVID-19, the FDA has taken another crucial step in the fight against this global pandemic that is causing vast numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States each day,” FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D, said in a statement.

“It is my hope that all Americans will protect themselves by getting vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available to them. That is how our country will begin to heal and move forward,” top U.S. infectious disease scientist Anthony Fauci said in a statement.

We hope that with vaccines underway that this nightmare can finally come to an end and that 2021 will bring us the new start we desperately need.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Chinese Vaccine Egypt Received

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After receiving the first batch of Chinese Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Hala Zayed said that Egypt will be receiving the vaccine batches in succession and will provide it for free!

The free distribution of the vaccine is based on the directives of the president. The vaccine, according to both Egypt and UAE, is 85% effective and has gone through clinical trials in Egypt these past months, Minister Zayed was one of the volunteers who participated in the clinical trials.

Minister Hala Zayed along with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang and acting Emirati Ambassador to Egypt Mariam Al-Kaabi, have supervised the arrival of the first batch at the Cairo International Airport. The batch came from the UAE and the minister’s remarks came afterwards.

The Chinese vaccine has so far secured an emergency approval of the World Health Organization, the Minister also added that Egypt has signed deal with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization to secure the provision of further vaccine doses.

Priority in distribution goes to the medical staff first, those working in isolation hospitals, chest and fever hospitals. Then to patients with cancer or kidney failures, the elderly and people with chronic diseases.

The vaccine is injected in the upper arm and is divided into two shots, given 21 days apart.

 

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