UAE screens men for breast cancer alongside women

In a brief article from the Khaleej Times, an English language paper from Dubai, it is reported that the Pink Caravan, the breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients charitable organization, screened over 1,000 men for breast cancer this year. Over the past 3 years about a quarter of people screened were men. This is an impressive inclusion of men in a screening program.

Interestingly, screening here appears to consist of an exam rather than imaging, as the article mentions how many screened people were referred for mammography and ultrasound. No information on how many cancers were found is given, but given the relatively small numbers, probably only a handful, and perhaps even no men with the disease.

I find the inclusion of men encouraging, and the idea of exam-based screening interesting.

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