September means breast cancer prevention

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MORE than 1,300 women are to pay a visit in September to the mammography test mobile unit, which will be located next to Albox’s outpatients’ clinic.

“With the knowledge we currently have on breast cancer, it is not possible to take preventive measures to avoid the illness from appearing,” said Mayor of Albox, Rogelio Mena, who continued: “Luckily, it is possible to detect it in its early stages, when it has not yet produced any symptoms and, using the appropriate treatment, the diagnosis can be improved and the chances of survival rise; this is why it is so important for women to be tested.”

The cancer detection programme in Andalucia involves a mammography every two years for women aged between 50 and 69 years old. Women receive their appointment via a letter to their homes, and also their results.

Women in the Spanish health care system between 50 and 69 years old who have not yet received their appointment can request it from their GP or by attending their area healthcare department.

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