Breast cancer early detection clinic
In May 2017, Kids Paradise launched an early detection clinic for breast cancer in rural Idleb with the aspiration to expand to more areas.
The ongoing war in Syria caused an acute degradation in the healthcare sector, according to the World Health Organization for 2016, each one of every two deaths recorded in Syrian hospitals is from cancer. Breast cancer, is the third most common disease in Syria and breast cancer in women comes first as the most common type of cancer for women and the highest killer of women in numbers. It is the fifth most common cause of death for all of Syria. Breast cancer is considered a treatable and curable disease if detected and treated in its early stages.
In May 2017, Kids Paradise launched an early detection clinic for breast cancer in rural Idleb with the aspiration to expand to more areas. Prior to opening, our team did an awareness raising campaign to educate women and young girls on the crucial importance of early detection of cancer and on how to conduct self-checks. Our team visited 27 hospitals, health centers, women clinics and educational institutes.
You can find out about Kids Paradise’s other health projects in our health projects section.