Mobile breast unit travels the Almanzora Valley

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WITH the nearest hospitals too far away for many women in the North Almeria health district, the early breast cancer detection service’s mobile unit is an invaluable visitor to towns and villages in the Almanzora Valley.

So far this year, more than 2,500 local women in their 50s and 60s have received appointments through the post and visited the mobile unit for mammograms.

The initiative, the health service reported, has been running for some years and is of vital importance to help detect anything untoward in the early stages before symptoms become apparent to allow adequate treatment and improve chances of survival.

Before the end of the year the unit is due to continue on its route, stopping off at towns and villages such as Albox, Oria, Cobdar, Partaloa, Cantoria, Albanchez, Arboleas, Velez-Rubio, Velez-Blanco, Chirivel and Maria as well as Cuevas del Almanzora and Vera.

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