Posted on October 24, 2018

As part of October Breast Awareness month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research, Vodafone Qatar throughout the month is raising the awareness about the importance of early detection to the community and their employees.

Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in Qatar, accounting for 31 percent of cancer cases in women. According to the Qatar Cancer Registry, the risk of women in the population developing breast cancer is 56 per 100,000, however both women and men can be affected by breast cancer.

Under Vodafone Qatar’s Corporate Social Responsibility umbrella, the Company used its social media channels to raise awareness about early detection and the importance of regular screenings. A presentation was also delivered at the Company’s office by the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) in which employees were given an overview of the signs and symptoms to look for, what preventative measures can be taken, the importance of early detection and where to go for screenings and medical help. This is the second year in a row that leading specialists in the field from QCS address Vodafone Qatar’s employees which has proven highly successful.

“Spreading the awareness about breast cancer is our responsibility as a company that puts its people’s wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Each year in October we stress the importance of early detection and are committed to continue raising the awareness,” said Vodafone Qatar.