Breast cancer will affect 1 woman out of 8 women in a life time, the month of October is the month of breast cancer awareness in the world , doing breast cancer screening by a simple test called “mammogram” can save lives ,and give a family, a mother , a sister, a wife , a friend back to her loved ones .
Breast Care Kuwait is non profitable group that launched breast imaging services at the breast imaging unit in Al-Sabah Hospital since 16 months, providing state of art, imaging facility and expertise to help early diagnosis and management of breast disease in Kuwait. Since the launch of the website www.breastcarekuwait.org there is a 30 % increase in the number of women visited the unit.
We are now launching a trial of breast cancer screening to promote the concept of early detection save lives, from the 7th–29th October 2008, with the assistance of Kings College Hospital National Breast Screening Programme Team/London UK, and looking to receive 120 cases per day. We will be launching for the first time digital connection of teleradiology trial to transfer films for review at Kings College hospital, and will have a team from Kings College present all through the period of the trial. The month will target women from different sectors of Kuwait’s society, and will contain multiple public educational functions, with media coverage, and scientific training course for the radiographers and radiologist from Kuwait and Gulf states.