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College of Applied Sciences Concludes Activities of the Pink Orchid Program to Promote Awareness about Breast Cancer

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Added on - 2020/11/12  |  اخر تعديل - 2020/11/12

In the framework of the electronic awareness program about breast cancer, under the slogan of "Pink Orchid" organized by the College of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the College of Nursing, the program activities concluded with an awareness lecture entitled, "Pink Orchid", on Tuesday, 24 Rabi` Al-Awwal 1442 A.H. The lecture was offered by Dr. Afnan Bukhari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing Practice at the UQU College of Nursing who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology nursing.

The lecture was inaugurated by Her Excellency the Vice Dean of the College of Applied Sciences, Dr. Tahani Bawazir, with a welcome speech about the role of the college in supporting such awareness campaigns and initiatives which aim at increasing community awareness. She stated this program comes in conjunction with the National Campaign for Early Detection of Breast Cancer, an international initiative which started at the global level in 2006A.C., for both the developed and developing countries.

After that, Dr. Dena Kattuah, who moderated the discussion, announced the continuation of receiving participations in the Pick Orchid Contest during the lecture.

Next, the audience listened to an elaborate explanation in which Dr. Afnan Bukhari tackled the issue of the connection of breast cancer to some daily habits, the early detection methods of breast cancer using radiological examinations, and the importance of early detection and its positive impact on the patients treatment process, noting that whenever breast cancer is discovered in an early stage, the opportunity for the patient to be completely cured is greater. She also explained breast cancer screening (mammography) in detail, as well as basic means used for early detection of breast cancer.

At the end of the activities, Her Excellency the Vice Dean of the College announced the results of the competition and the names of the winners. Moreover, she extended thanks to the presenter of the lecturer on the valuable presentation and information offered during the various themes of the course, and the academic staff members and students for their attendance and interaction. She also extended her thanks and appreciation to the team of the Students Affairs Unit and to His Excellency the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences, Dr. Hatem Al-Tass, for his continuous support for all the college’s activities. This support undoubtedly results in gaining complete knowledge of the needs of society and attempting to promote it, and upholds the supreme goals, encouraging more caring contributions in a way that achieves the objectives and mission of the college in the service of society.

The program has included, since its inception, several activities during the month of October, starting with the interesting introduction on the pink orchid by shedding light on the identity of the program slogan which reflects the care for the safety and life of female ladies, making it resemble a pink orchid flower which is considered to be one of the elegant, oldest, as well as most expensive and beautiful flowers on earth.

The program included awareness and electronic campaigns via the college website and different social media networks, in addition to the pink orchid competition.

Through these awareness programs, the College of Applied Sciences aims to increase community education and employ such events to educate the current generation and serve the community.