stories of hope

Mrs. Ruani is a 48-year old female and mother of a lovely 6-year old son who always accompanies her to the hospital

Dhammika Ruani Makalanda

29 September 2016: Mrs. Ruani is a 48-year old female and mother of a lovely 6-year old son who always accompanies her to the hospital along with his father, husband of Mrs. Ruani. Mrs. Ruani has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January 2016. Her first visit was with Prof. Dr. Tahar Benhidjeb, Chairman of Surgery and Deputy Medical Director in Burjeel Hospital, where the Patient presented with a painless breast lump which she had noticed herself. “The majority of malignant changes in the breast are noticed by women themselves, either by chance during showering or creaming or during breast self-examination”,

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Burjeel Hospital’s timely diagnosis and treatment puts a breast cancer patient back on the road to recovery

31 August 2016: Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer seen in women today. The UAE’s health authorities also state that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer can occur at any age but the risk of breast cancer increases after women turn 40 years of age. Despite the serious implications of the condition, awareness, timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment can help patients fight the disease successfully. In fact, the five-year survival rate of breast cancer is more than 90 per cent when caught early.

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