Dr. Carmon Discusses Issues with Lack of Awareness about Breast Cancer Among Ultra-Orthodox Women

July 10th, 2017 by Hospital with a Heart

Dr. Moshe Carmon, Head of Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s Breast Surgery Unit further reinforces a campaign launched by Ms. Ruth Colian, the head of B’zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change,” the first-ever Israeli party dedicated to ultra-orthodox women, focused on encouraging ultra-orthodox women to have regular checks for breast cancer.

Dr. Carmon shared, “Haredi women come in less for regular screenings…but there has been a significant improvement over the last couple of years. We have recently seen more ultra-orthodox women being diagnosed at earlier stages, and it is thanks to many efforts to educate the public. However, we still need to find a solution for those women who are not coming in and for those who really struggle to the topic. There are many of ideas of how to accomplish this…”