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A 47-year-old UAE resident was able to see her face in the mirror clearly for the first time in 15 years after undergoing complicated and high-risk eye surgery at RAK Hospital’s Eye Care Centre. King Khaton Loqman Saleh Shaban had been facing trouble with her eyesight for more than a decade, complaining of blurred vision, redness in the eyes and intermittent pain. Her vision was so poor that she could barely see anything around and was severely shortsighted. She was prescribed eye drops to relieve her pain and discomfort, but the condition had affected her quality of life considerably. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints she could not access medical assistance earlier.

Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched today the fifth edition of its cervical cancer campaign at Conrad Hotel Dubai. The campaign, which was launched in 2014, has proved highly effective in increasing screenings at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah and Dubai, with attendees of 282 in 2014 which has grown exponentially by 249% to 984 attendees during 2017.

Experts at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah have successfully treated a 51-year-old Egyptian patient who has been suffering for the last two years from rectal cancer and recurring metastasis (which is a spread caused by a cancerous tumour) using the latest CT-guided Percutaneous Microwave Ablation (MWA) Technique. The patient was unaware of the cancer spreading to various organs as she was able to carry out her normal daily routine with occasional discomfort only.

The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best practices learned from other events in the  global War on Cancer initiative, and evaluate the scale of the problem in the Middle East.

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. It is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives, but there are many cases where people have been misdiagnosed and left to suffer in silence.

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