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UAE to offer free breast cancer screenings

The UAE health ministry has launched a month-long breast cancer awareness drive that aims to teach the importance of early screenings and prevention, The National has reported. Cancer accounts for nearly 11% of all deaths in the UAE, although it is unclear what type of cancer cases in the UAE are breast cancer, as the ministry is still in the process of gathering an up-to-date registry, said Dr Mahmoud Fikri, the ministry's assistant undersecretary for health policies.