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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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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Cervical Cancer

What is the Cervix?

It is the lower, narrow part of the uterus and forms a canal that opens into the vagina.

What are the symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

Sometimes it causes no symptoms or may have the following symptoms:

•    Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods or after intercourse or pelvic examination Menstrual periods may last longer or be heavier than usual.
•    Bleeding after menopause.
•    Increased vaginal discharge.

Can cervical cancer be detected early?

Yes, by having regular annual PAP smear and pelvic examination

Who is at risk of getting cancer of the cervix?

•    Women who began having sexual activity before the age of 18.
•    Women who had multiple husbands.
•    If the woman’s partner began having sexual intercourse at an early age, had multiple partners, or was previously married to women who had cervical cancer.
•    History of sexually transmitted viruses (HPV, genital herpes virus).
•    Smoking.
•    Women whose immune system is weakened.

What treatment is available?

Depending on the stage of the disease, one or more of these treatment modalities may be used
•    Surgery.
•    Radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy.

The disease is highly curable if treated at an early stage.


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