Breast cancer screening in Morocco

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Published: 4 Jan 2016
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Dr Hafida Charaka - Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco

Dr Charaka talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015 about breast cancer screening in Morocco.

She says that breast cancer is the biggest cancer in Morocco for women in terms of incidence and mortality.

She explains how, in 2010, a collaboration of organisations worked together to develop a breast cancer screening programme in Morocco since it had only been offered by private companies prior to that.

Though the scheme is going well, a lack of education and understanding has led to a low participation rate in screening vis-à-vis other countries. This, she says, will need to be addressed going forward.