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Caravaca hosts until June 30 the campaign to prevent breast cancer with two mobile units traveling to the Health Center (18/06/2020)

The Councilor for Health in the Caravaqueño Town Hall has reported that a total of 1,710 women, aged between 50 and 69, have been summoned by letter, to attend the mammogram that must be performed every two yearsEarly detection is essential to curb mortality and improve the quality of life of those with the disease If any woman at the indicated risk age has not received the notification, she can make an appointment at 968 366 659 or contact the Health Center The councilor for Health in the City of Caravaca de la Cruz, Mónica Sánchez, has reported that from June 19 to 30 the breast cancer prevention program will be carried out in the municipality, with the displacement of two mobile units located next to the Health Center. The objective of this campaign is to promote early detection through mammograms every two years for women between the ages of 50 and 69, with the aim of reducing mortality and improving the quality of life of those who suffer from it.

This prevention program is carried out by the Ministry of Health of the Region of Murcia, with the collaboration of the Caravaqueño Consistory and the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC). "We have made an appeal by letter to a total of 1,710 women who are residents of the municipality to participate in the campaign by carrying out this test," said Councilwoman Mónica Sánchez, who has indicated that if any woman at the indicated age of risk you have not received the summons you can make an appointment on the phone 968 366 659 or contact the Health Center. The head of Health in the City of Caravaca has stressed the importance of being aware of early detection and of improving the positive participation data that this health program has registered in the municipality.

"The participation rate in the municipality in Caravaca during the biennium 2017-2018 was 79.9%, while the regional participation rate stood at 69.4%," he said. As the AECC reports, breast cancer is the most common tumor in western women.

It is estimated that one in eight may suffer from it throughout their lives.

In Spain, around 33,307 new breast cancers are diagnosed each year.

It is a serious disease, but with a high degree of cure if detected early.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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