Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15% reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer.
Research studies confirm that women who breastfeed their babies for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer, hypertension, and Type 2 diabetes.
Qatar Foundation (QF), alongside its partner universities, hosted a breast cancer awareness walk in Oxygen Park, Education City, last week.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Qatar Biomedical Research Institute is organising, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a number of community outreach initiatives to shed light on the importance of breast cancer.
Al-Ahli Hospital launched breast cancer awareness campaign to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) through a clinic for free examination for breast cancer and share brochures.
According to the Qatar National Cancer Registry at the Ministry of Public Health, 16.2% of breast cancer cases diagnosed in Qatar are in women aged between 45 and 49 years. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Qatar and the second leading cause of death in women worldwide.
A total of 1,466 new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2015, among which 1,417 were malignant and 49 in early stage, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
The Qatar International Breast Cancer Conference, organised by Qatar Cancer Society (QCS), has recommended community partnerships and early detection as the major steps to fight breast cancer in the country.