Bahya re­ceived more than 7,000 cases in 2016: Emara

The cost of op­er­at­ing Bahya Hos­pi­tal is EGP 80m per year, says Bahya chair­per­son

The Daily News Egypt - - Women -

Mo­hamed Emara, gen­eral di­rec­tor of Bahya Foun­da­tion for the early de­tec­tion and treat­ment of breast can­cer, said that Bahya re­ceived more than 7,000 cases in 2016 and that it is ex­pected to dou­ble that num­ber to 14, 000 cases by the end of 2017.

In ad­di­tion, he said that the num­ber of vis­its to the surgery clinic has so far reached 15,216 this year, com­pared to 14,405 vis­its last year.

This came dur­ing the sem­i­nar held on the side­lines of the cel­e­bra­tion of the world month to raise aware­ness of breast can­cer, and it was or­gan­ised by Juhayna, the of­fi­cial spon­sor of Bahya.

Emara added that the num­ber of surg­eries per­formed in 2017 amounted to 997 surg­eries, com­pared to 983 in 2016. The num­ber of vis­its for ra­di­a­tion ther­apy reached 1,227, com­pared to 852 last year.

“The num­ber of chem­i­cal ses­sions reached 8,785 this year, while it was 7,691 in the pre­vi­ous year; and the num­ber of vis­its to the on­col­ogy clinic reached 18,588 vis­its in 2017, com­pared to 17,337 in 2016,” he said.

Sta­tis­tics re­flect the in­crease in men’s do­na­tions to Bahya this year, says head of ex­ter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tion at Juhayna

He stressed that early de­tec­tion makes the re­cov­ery rate 98%, point­ing out that many stud­ies have shown that fam­ily sup­port leads to an im­prove­ment in the pa­tient’s psy­cho­log­i­cal state and health.

In the same con­text, Bas­sant Fouad, Head of ex­ter­nal re­la­tions at Juhayna, said that the sta­tis­tics re­flect the in­crease in men’s do­na­tions to Bahya this year.

Fur­ther­more, Fouad pointed out that the num­ber of male donors in the first quar­ter (Q1) of this year reached 37% of to­tal donors, and the amount of their con­tri­bu­tions rep­re­sents 58% of the to­tal value of do­na­tions re­ceived by the hos­pi­tal.

Mean­while, in Q2, the num­ber of male donors was 34%,con­tribut­ing 33% of the to­tal value of do­na­tions,while the num­ber of male donors in Q3 was 35%, con­tribut­ing 41% of the to­tal do­na­tions re­ceived by the hos­pi­tal.

On the side­lines of the sem­i­nar, Tamer Shawkii,Bahya’s chair­per­son, told Daily News Egypt that the cost of op­er­at­ing the hos­pi­tal is EGP 80m per year and that the hos­pi­tal can re­ceive more cases if the fi­nan­cial sup­port in­creases.

He pointed out that the hos­pi­tal needs EGP 240m to be fully op­er­ated.

Mean­while, Emara told Daily News Egypt that the most com­mon type of can­cer among women is breast can­cer, while the most com­mon one among men is lung can­cer.

He added that the best way to pro­tect your­self from can­cer is to change your life­style, prac­tice sports, drink wa­ter, stop drink­ing soft drinks, and stop smok­ing.

NUM­BER OF SURG­ERIES PER­FORMED IN 2017 AMOUNTED TO 997 SURG­ERIES, COM­PARED TO 983 IN 2016

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