Maya Morsy, President of Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW), has received a student group from the Media Faculty at Misr International University (MIU), who had done a graduation project titled “You’re the heroine of your own story”. The project tackles a campaign to be launched under the same title to raise awareness of the significance of moral support for breast cancer patients.
Dr Morsy expressed her admiration of the project’s idea, and said that it comes in line with President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s national initiative for early detection of breast cancer and free-of-charge treatment for patients suffering from it. The President had launched the initiative on Egyptian Women’s Day in March 2019.
“Psychotherapy is very important for cancer patients and is a major complement to physical therapy,” Dr Morsy noted.
She praised the campaign’s concern about the family’s role during a patient’s treatment.
The MIU student project defines the several stages a breast cancer patient goes through as: shock, denial, fear, pain, depression, treatment, and overcoming the disease.
The campaign adopted an electronic application that brings together a community of breast cancer patients and their family members to communicate with, exchange notes, and support one other.
The six young women who did the graduation project are: Dilara Hisham, Dina Abdel-Basset, Sara Ahmed, Amira Ayman, Julie Emad Luis, and Nada Muhammad Helali. Their work was supervised by Dr Sherine Zaqlama.
The students dedicated the project to President Sisi, expressing a wish that their project would be implemented through the president’s initiative.
25 June 2019