Qatar Primary Heath Care Corporation Reminds Public to Take the Lead with health by Getting Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), in its ongoing efforts to promote the crucial work of the National Breast and Bowel Screening Program ‘Screen for Life’, is reminding people to take the initiative with their health by undergoing screening for breast or bowel cancer.

Now in its second year, the ‘Screen for Life’ program has reached significant milestones and has so far screened  around 16,000 people for breast and bowel cancer since Program’s launch, while highlighting the benefits of the early detection of cancer through screening and reminding people of the tests’ simple and fast process which can be performed in ultimate privacy.

Appointments can be made at the three specialized screening facilities located at Al Wakra Health Center, Lebaib Health Center and Rawdat Al Khail Health Center, which have been carefully designed and include spa-like features to put patients at ease during a screening appointment, with highly-trained staff on hand to take care of patient needs.

“We have made great strides in our ongoing effort to spread the message about ‘Screen For Life’ and to raise cancer awareness levels across Qatar,” said Dr Shaikha Abu Shaikha, Cancer Program Manager, PHCC. “People can also play their part in helping us spread that message even further. We encourage eligible people where possible to take the initiative and get themselves booked in for a free screening appointment. It’s a quick and easy process and our team is highly skilled and ready to advise and assist as together we continue to fight cancer.”

During Summer period, Breast cancer screening appointments can be made at Leabaib from 10.00am-6.30pm, with bowel screening at the facility available from 7am-2pm and 3pm-10pm; breast screening appointments at Al Wakra are available from 7am-3.30pm, bowel cancer screening can be booked between 7am-2pm and 3pm-10pm and the same timings for screening appointments are in place at Rawdat Al Khail.

Members of the public can also book an appointment through the dedicated ‘Screen for Life’ call center, by calling 800 1112, with trained professionals ready to answer any enquires about the screening process and cancer-related questions.