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JEDDAH: Ninety glandular and breast tumor operations have been successfully performed in Jouf hospitals in 2021. In line with the Pink October breast cancer awareness campaign, 100 biopsies were performed and 600 patients were examined during the same period in Jouf. This step is a qualitative leap for surgical operations carried out in the region’s well-equipped oncology centers, according to the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Jouf. Ninety patients had their treatment successfully concluded without the need for external referral, with the help of medical teams and support programs. Awareness workshops and seminars were also conducted in a number of institutions across Saudi Arabia. This included shopping centers, schools and universities. Known to be the most common cancer in women worldwide, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Saudi women, according to a study conducted in 2018.
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