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Nearly a thousand women from Jumilla are calling a mammogram within the Prevention Program Breast Cancer (10/09/2014)

The Councillor for Health, Almudena Martinez and Maria Calvo Pepa Ladron de Guevara, president of the Local Assembly AECC Jumilla, presented this morning in the city of Jumilla, Prevention Program Breast Cancer to be held in the municipality, focused on the early detection of the disease, mainly in the range of age more likely to develop it, as are women between 50 and 69 years.

The Directorate General of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Social Policy in collaboration with the Spanish Association Against Cancer, the city of Jumilla and Health Center has been conducting this annual campaign since 1999 in Program Breast Cancer Prevention .

Early detection is done by mammogram every two years for women between 50 and 69 years.

To facilitate access to mammograms to New Women Prevention Program and invite you again to resist going, it moves to the town of Jumilla, a Mobile Unit every year.

The campaign, which aims to reduce the impact of this disease, and increase the quality of life of sufferers, has a rate higher than the regional average participation.

In Jumilla, during the period 2011-2012 was 82.7%;

while the regional participation rate is 70.1%.

As explained Almudena Martínez, "will be cited in a letter to 990 local women, these mammograms should be performed in the mobile unit shifted to that effect to Jumilla, which will be located next to the Health Center from September 29 , until 10 October. "

He also stressed that "is expected next year to all women in that age range from health card records, ie, about 1860 women are cited."

Also, the Minister of Health, has stated that it is "important that all women aged 50 to 69, who make two years has not had a mammogram not received appointment letter before September 20, or Beech lost, you must contact the Health Center, where you will find the list of citations. "

Meanwhile the president of the Local Assembly Pepa Maria Calvo, has qualified as every year, "Health is working with the Association in the performance of these mammograms, which have been developing since 1999, the first people of the Region prevention work. Likewise, explained the tests as a cancer is detected even before the tumor started. "Beyond the age of risk, all women should be further explored, and before any abnormality, should see their doctor quickly.

Of the thousands that have been cited, we forecast that about 600 women attend the summons, an important figure, but that further improved, "concluded the president of the AECC in Jumilla.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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