Residents around the Emirates can get tested for no charge over the next month.

When it comes to fighting cancer, early detection can be key for many – which is why it’s so important for women to be routinely screened.

And, if you’ve been putting off visiting the doctor for a mammogram, a new initiative might force you to quickly take action.

Between now and June 15, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention is holding free screenings at mobile clinics across the country.

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The clinics will be kitted out with mammography technology, with the campaign kicking off in Dubai’s Festival City on May 21 and 22.

 

A mobile clinic will then be stationed at the Mall of the Emirates over the weekend of May 24 and 25.

The clinic will then travel to Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah until June 15, and mobile clinics will also be stationed at shopping centres in the Northern Emirates.

 
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The screening campaign, which has been launched as a Year of Giving initiative, also aims to educate women about the importance of detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

For more information, see moh.gov.ae.

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