Dar Al Hanan

Dar Al Hanan

"A Home away from Home". An outreach program dedicated to serve the needs of children with cancer who are residing out of the capital – Muscat.

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Dar Al Hanan

Mobile Mammography Unit

A Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU) for breast cancer screening that goes round Oman offering women over 40 years of age free mammogram.

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Colon and Rectum Cancer

What are the risk factors for developing Colon and rectal cancer?
•    Lifestyle - occurs more often in urban and industrialized regions
•    Diet – linked to low intake of dietary fiber, and to a high fat diet
•    Heredity
•    Polyps
•    History of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
•    Occupation – exposure to cancer causing substances
•    History of other cancers
How can these cancers be detected earlier?
•    The digital rectal exam should be part of a routine check-up
•    Sigmoidoscopy
•    Fecal occult blood test

What are the symptoms of cancer of the colon and rectum?
•    Change in bowel habits
•    Very dark, mahogany red, or bright red blood in or on the stool
•    Persistent narrowing of the stools
•    Abdominal discomfort
•    An urgent, painful need to defecate
•    Feeling of incomplete emptying following bowel movements
•    Unexplained weight loss
•    Anemia, unusual paleness
•    Fatigue

What treatment is available?
•    Surgery
•    Chemotherapy
•    Radiation therapy
•    Biological therapy

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