CAN Campaign

CAN Kuwait launches campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer
1 October 2018

(KUNA) – Kuwait’s National CAN Campaign has launched its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign under the slogan "You deserve it" in partnership with the Kuwaiti Women's Volunteer Society for Community Service and Development. "The campaign will continue throughout October," said campaign member Dr. Hessa Al Shaheen at a press conference and will include a series of events across the country's six governorates.

She pointed out that the cooperation between CAN and the Kuwaiti Women's Voluntary Society for the service and development of society is the first of the many new activities and campaigns during the coming period characterized by great diversity as it carries many surprises that will be announced continuously throughout the month via the website of the campaign or the accounts in various social networking sites.

She explained that the breast cancer campaign achieved last year a great success and included many awareness events in cooperation with several public and private institutions. She stressed CAN's keenness to raise awareness of all types of cancers through activities throughout the year, explaining that breast cancer has always been given special attention.

For her part, the Chairperson of the Kuwaiti Women's Volunteer Society for Community Service and Development Sheikha Fadia Al-Sabah said in a similar speech during the conference that she is very glad in the cooperation with CAM Campaign, stressing that the community is also responsible for health awareness. Sheikha Fadia Al-Sabah added that the society should also be an initiator, noting that it is from this principle that we start participating in such events.

For his part, the chairman of the CAN Campaign Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Awadhi stressed during the conference that the principle of "prevention is better than cure" applies to all diseases, especially cancer, which if detected early, has a higher cure rate. Dr. Al-Awadhi added that the campaign has succeeded in achieving great achievements in the field of awareness of cancer diseases, including breast cancer, where it was able to train more than 80,000 high school students on self-examination for themselves.

Dr. Khalid Al-Saleh, Deputy Chairman of the CAN Campaign, said that the annual report of the Kuwait Cancer Control Center showed an improvement in the rate of cancer cure due to improved early detection which is well suited to breast cancer. The CAN National Campaign was launched in 2006 and seeks to combat cancer through awareness of various types of cancer and encourages early detection to improve the rates of cure and recovery.