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Karak: Awareness lecture on breast cancer and family planning

(Photo: Petra)
KARAK — The Maternity and Childhood Department of Adra Health Center, located in the north of Karak, organized Monday an awareness lecture on “breast cancer and family planning” under the supervision of midwives Samira al-Aroud and Hanin al-Jarabaa, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The course aimed to increase women’s knowledge of breast cancer and family planning, especially since breast cancer is the most common cancer, especially among women.

During the lecture, which was attended by a number of women in the town and the center’s staff, Aroud clarified the importance of early screening for breast cancer, the methods of periodic self-examination, and modern and effective methods of treatment, and the risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer and how to prevent it.

She spoke about the symptoms of breast cancer, stressing the need for periodic follow-up that helps raise the chances of recovery and reduces the mortality rate.

For her part, Al-Jarabaa said that family planning helps reduce pregnancy problems faced by women, especially young women. She said that contraceptive methods allow postponing childbearing until women’s bodies are able to bear the pregnancy, this also reduces the risks associated with pregnancy. It also reduces the need for abortion to terminate unwanted pregnancies and reduce deaths from early childbearing.

The lecture was conducted in accordance with public health and safety procedures and standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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