Mehr Razavi, a specialty center where cancer research, training, screening, diagnosis and treatment are carried out, opened on October 3 in Razavi Hospital in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province.
The medical center aims to help with early diagnosis of cancer and promote the quality of the patients’ lives. The facility is unique in Iran and the region. Apart from an oncology center in Turkey which is a subsidiary of a US cancer center, no similar medical facility can be found in the Middle East.
The center raises public awareness about cancer, ways of preventing it, self-examination and cancer symptoms through workshops and courses, informative booklets as well as publication of articles.
The hospital’s administrator has said that October 3-9 has been designated as hospital’s Cancer Week and added, “Days of this week are named: Public Contribution and Cancer, Mental Security and Cancer, Family and Cancer, The Environment and Cancer, Nutrition and Cancer, Lifestyle and Cancer, Sports and Cancer.”
Images of the cancer center in Mashhad released online by the Young Journalists Club: