Breast cancer campaign launched in Taif

Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 October 2018

Breast cancer campaign launched in Taif

JEDDAH: Saad Al-Maimouni, the governor of Taif, recently launched the province’s contribution to the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. He was joined by Saleh Al-Moans, the director of health affairs in Taif, and the directors of a number of local government agencies.

The campaign aims to raise awareness in the community, especially among women, of the need for regular screening for breast cancer, and of the seriousness of the disease. 

Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease, and can best be achieved by through regular self-checks, examinations by a doctor and mammograms. 


Operation to separate Libyan Siamese twins begins in Saudi Arabia

A 35-member medical and surgical team began the operation to separate Siamese twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning. (SPA)
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Operation to separate Libyan Siamese twins begins in Saudi Arabia

  • The success rate of the operation is estimated at 70 percent

RIYDAH: An operation headed by a Saudi medical team to separate Libyan Siamese twins began on Thursday at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh.

A 35-member medical and surgical team – led by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah – began the operation to separate Siamese twins Ahmed and Mohammed in the morning.

The success rate of the operation, which takes up to 15 hours and is performed through 11 stages, is estimated at 70 percent.