Annually, there are about 1.38 million new infected cases and 458,000 deaths due to breast cancer
(according to website Globocan estimates2008,the International Agency for Research on Cancer).
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the advanced and developing countries alike.
In recent years, cancer rates have been shown to be rising steadily in low- and middle-income countries, due to average life expectancy, higher rates of urbanization and adoption of Western lifestyles.
To this moment, the causes of breast cancer are not known so, the early detection is still a cornerstone to fight against the disease .
October is an awareness month of World Breast Cancer and with the passage of a year since the opening of the Kurdish Red Crescent Center for Early Detection of Breast Cancer on 8/10/2019 , a special committee of awareness and education started an awareness program about the disease, which will last for a full month, through several topics on prevention, methods of follow-up and cyclic checkup.
The center where locates in the western neighborhood in Qamishlo city, receives cases by a special team consiste of nurses, a radiologist and a psychological support department that help them to overcome the difficulties and fear of disease and how to behave with the treatment phase in the event of infection.
Since the last year, the center of the developed Mamograph device received about 951 cases of detection included six infected cases.