Posted on April 04, 2020

Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) has launched a "Thyroid Vitality " campaign to raise awareness of thyroid cancer in the framework of April, which is the global awareness month for this type of cancer which is the second common cancer across females and the fifth common cancer between both genders in Qatar , According to Qatar National Cancer Registry (QNCR) - Ministry of Public Health – 2016 .

Mrs. Heba Nassar - Head of the Health Education Department at QCS said - the charity has launched "Thyroid Vitality " Awareness campaign via its electronic platforms Within the framework of the preventive measures to limit the spread of Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) , by broadcasting awareness messages and videos related to the definition of thyroid Cancer , signs and warning symptoms, methods of prevention and early detection .

Dr. Hadi Mohamad Abu Rasheed- Head of Professional Development and Scientific Research Department at QCS - according to Qatar National Cancer Registry (QNCR) - Ministry of Public Health – 2016- There were 86 cases diagnosed with thyroid cancer in Qatar and 34% of the cases in Qatar were males and 66% were females , noting that 78% of the cases in Qatar were Non-Qatari, while 22% were Qatari and One female out of every 91 in Qatar will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer before the age of 75. Amongst the Qatari population, 204 cases were diagnosed with thyroid cancer and (30--39 years old were the highest age group with thyroid cancer incidences. He added.