The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), the lead of the national Breast and Bowel Screening Programme, ‘Screen for Life’, is to inaugurate its third screening facility this month, marking a significant milestone in expanding its cancer screening reach to Qatar’s wider community.
The opening of the new dedicated screening suite within the Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre, follows that of the Leabaib Health Centre and Al Wakra Breast & Bowel Cancer Screening Centre earlier this year, in addition to the introduction of PHCC’s Mobile Screening Unit.
There has been a significant push over the past few months, especially during October’s Cancer Awareness Month, to drive further knowledge about the benefits of screening and I congratulate the whole team for their efforts.
Designed with patient comfort and convenience in mind, the screening suite resembles what you would expect from a spa. Featuring a mammography room and two separate consult rooms for bowel screening education, visitors can feel at ease with trained nurses on hand to offer guidance and assistance through the screening process.
Women aged 45 years to 69 with no symptoms are encouraged to receive breast cancer screening through mammography, and both men and women aged 50 to 74 years, again with no symptoms, should receive bowel cancer screening through FIT ( Fecal Immunochemical Test).
The mammography suite at the Rawdat Al Khail Health Centre is open between 7 am and 3:30 pm, and the bowel screening rooms operate between 7 am and 9 pm. Patients are requested to call the dedicated call centre, 800 1112, to book appointments in advance to avoid waiting times.
For more info please visit screenforlife.qa.