Mobile breast cancer screening unit to tour UAE

A mobile breast cancer screening unit will soon tour the United Arab Emirates to offer free consultations, mammography screenings and genetic testing for men and women.

According to a recent report from the English-language daily news outlet The National, The Pink Caravan, established in 2011, will have 30 buses filled with nurses and clinicians traveling between February 21 and March 2 to promote early breast cancer diagnosis. A fixed clinic will also be providing services in Abu Dhabi during that time. 

“New approaches to strengthening a culture of awareness are at the heart of this ride,” Dr. Sawsan Al Madhi, one of the event's organizers, said, as quoted by The National. “This year we are bringing genetic testing to make breast cancer treatment more effective."

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