The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Samia Al Amoudi
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Samia Al Amoudi

Industry: Healthcare

Designation: Cancer specialist

Country: Saudi Arabia

An obstetrician, gynecologist and assistant professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Dr Al Amoudi diagnosed herself with breast cancer in April 2006, during which she wrote a series of articles about her experience in a weekly column that was published in the Al Madinah newspaper.

By highlighting her own experiences, Al Amoudi has brought the issue of breast cancer to the forefront in a part of the world where symptoms frequently go untreated. She is the author of 13 books.

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