Pink Hijaab Day November 2017

The Islamic Medical Association( IMA) Cape Town Branch collaborated once again with the Voice of the Cape at their annual Pink Hijab Day. It’s an annual event promoting Breast Cancer Awareness. The IMA provided the medical assistance with manual breast examinations.

Sister Galiema Fish, the breast cancer coordinator at Groote Schuur Hospital, delivered an excellent talk, emphasising the importance of early breast cancer detection. She informed the audience about the risk factors and early warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Our team of dedicated volunteers screened a total of 142 women, Alhamdullilah. Abnormalities were detected in 8. Referrals to investigate the abnormal lesions were made to Groote Schuur Hospital. A large proportion of women, in whom it was indicated, were referred for screening mammograms. Confirmatory results are still awaited.

May the Almighty reward our volunteers for their selfless efforts Insha Allah. It was an amazing and rewarding event!! We look forward to assisting in future awareness initiatives Insha Allah.

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