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Iraq: Finance Ministry held an awareness seminar on Breast Cancer

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The women empowerment department of the Ministry of Finance, Iraq held an awareness seminar on the Brest cancer. The main aim of the seminar was to explain the importance of early screening and detection of breast cancer.

The seminar was organised with due collaboration of the Ministry of Health, the Department of Community Development and the Medical City Circle. A large number of the Ministry’s employees were present on the occasion.

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During the seminar, discussions were held on preventative and curative measures to secure women against this deadly disease of breast cancer. It is worth mentioning that breast cancer is one of the biggest and most common health issues faced by women across the world.
It is to be specifically mentioned that Breast cancer is very common in American women after Skin cancer. Speakers at the seminar also stressed that Mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer. Detection of Breast cancer at an early stage can prompt for the getting of early treatment.
Health experts emphasised the vital role of self-examination as a preventative measure at the early stage of the disease. They also added that courage and self-motivation is an essential factors in countering the psychological effect of the disease.

The majority of Breast cancer cases are found in women who are above the age of 50 years and older. However, in some cases, younger women are also getting affected by the disease.
Experts strongly advised adopting a healthy lifestyle like maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise routine. Limiting alcohol consumption, or stopping drinking totally, also recommended by the experts at the seminar.

At the end of the seminar, many employees of the Finance Ministry were examined by a specialised committee from the Ministry of Health. Health ministry data also revealed that the awareness is being spread continuously by the Ministry of Health, Iraq since amny last years.
Notably,  specialised clinics has been established to provide necessary care to the patients to overcome the physical and psychological effects.

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