A scientific symposium at the Facultyof Education for Girls at the University of Kufa recommended the need to direct the media to educate about early detection of breast cancer in women.
This came during a symposium tagged (the necessity of early detection of breast cancer in women and the psychological effects) held by the Department of Educational and Psychological Sciences.
It aimed at increasing cultural awareness and how to deal with the psychological effects of infected patients, clarifying methods of prevention, knowing the causes and medical treatment mechanisms, and emphasizing the role of early detection to reduce disease.
It included two lectures, the first delivered by Dr. Sundus Abdel Aal, a specialist doctor in charge of the Breast Cancer Control Division in the Najaf Health Department, in which she addressed the basic concepts of defining the disease, its causes, methods of prevention and treatment, and the second by Professor Dr. (Amira Jaber Hashem) from the Department of Educational and Psychological Sciences on how to deal With the psychological effects of breast cancer trauma.
The symposium concluded with a number of recommendations, including spreading health awareness for women regarding the disease and the risks resulting from it, designing educational programs on ways to adapt from its effects, providing psychological and family support to the injured woman, and opening specialized psychological centers to help overcome the trauma of injury.