Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, and the second most common cancer overall. Among women, breast cancer continues to be the most frequently diagnosed cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. As Breast Cancer Awareness month, October serves as a reminder for all women to conduct their annual screening in the hope that by doing so, early detection will lead to more positive outcomes in the fight against breast cancer.
On Oct. 13, 2020, with the extended support of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, the Yanbu’ Refinery Department hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for Yanbu’ area female employees. The main objective of this campaign was to educate and spread knowledge on breast cancer causes, symptoms, and benefits of early detection.
The event began with opening remarks by the campaign organizers, followed by an interactive lecture given by one female guest doctor, Dr. Hadeel Mahjoob. The lecture highlighted causes, symptoms, stages and types of treatment and some preventive measures. In addition, Mahjoob gave a live demonstration on how to conduct a self-check. Later, the female attendees enjoyed their time by participating in fun competitions and winning prizes.
To disclose the attendees’ privacy, the campaign included a private booth for a one-on-one Q&A session with the doctors. To add a twist to the event, Mahjoob introduced Kamboucha tea and highlighted its benefits and uses, and its relation to our overall health. Yanbu’ Refinery management joined the rest of the attendees toward the end of the program where Yanbu’ Refinery manager Abdulatif S. Al-Shami delivered the closing remarks and thanked the attendees for their interest to attend such an important program. Al-Shami provided additional thanks to Mahjoob for her valuable participation, effort, and input. The King Abdulaziz Quality Assessment Team attended the program’s closing and thanked the team for their efforts to host such an important program, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
At the conclusion, Al-Shami handed out prizes to the competition winners and representative gifts to all the attendees followed by cutting the cake to document this successful and educational event. The female attendees were each handed a giveaway present selectively picked by the event organizers. Overall, the event was a success, and the management, along with the assessors, shared their appreciation and positive feedback toward the effort and support that was given to the cause. The attendees left the campaign with a valuable message to pass on to their loved ones.