Campaign launched to support cancer patients

 18 Jun 2017 - 8:17

Campaign launched to support cancer patients
Officials of Qatar Cancer Society and other participants at the event. Pic: Abdul Basit / The Peninsula

The Peninsula

Qatar Cancer Society launched the ‘Your Smile is Our Life’ campaign to supporting cancer patients, survivors and their families. 

The initiative was launched during the annual ‘Hope’ Iftar event held at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel in the presence of several cancer patients, survivors and families.

The ‘Your Smile is Our Life’ campaign aims at educating families of cancer patients and survivors about the risk, prevention, early detection and treatment for cancer. It also aims at breaking the taboo associated with cancer.

It was launched in collaboration with the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the National Center for Cancer Care and Research. Several cancer patients and survivors shared their experience throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery during the event. 

Also as part of the Qatar Cancer Society visited children and adult cancer patients at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research, with an aim provide psychological support for cancer patients as it makes a positive impact on response to treatment.

Maryam Hamad Al Noaimi, General Manager at the Qatar Cancer Society said, “This initiative emphasizes the role we play to improve the psychological and physical condition of the patients.”

“Through such visits to the patients we try to help them overcome the stage of treatment with patience and determination,” she added. 

Such visits to hospitals also aim to raise awareness among about cancer among the community and remove the taboo associated with the disease and spread the message that cancer is curable.