Early detection exams allow doctors to treat any abnormal situation in the breasts in time. This is according to specialists and facilitators who are holding a prevention day at the Community Medical Center, which is located at the headquarters of the Presidency’s Social Assistance Plan.
The action is part of the activities carried out during the pink month dedicated to create awareness and sensitization about breast cancer, said Dr. Yadira Henriquez, director of this institution.
“In addition to these awareness days, in our Medical Unit, we are practicing free sonomammography exams, a non-invasive procedure used to evaluate that entire body part. Early detection not only saves lives; it also protects dreams, hugs and precious moments,” said Dr. Henriquez.
Massiel Jiménez, a young breast cancer survivor who shares her experience, insists that women should make it a routine to have their exams at every medical checkup.
“I don’t want anyone to go through this, this is a terrible disease, and once you go through it, you want to help others so that it doesn’t happen to them, because a TV commercial made me worry about an exam”, said Massiel, who is currently working as a dentist at the Social Plan, with her voice cracking.
According to information from the World Health Organization (WHO), it is expected that one out of every 12 women will get breast cancer during her lifetime, which is why during this month campaigns are promoted to increase early detection, treatment and palliative care of this disease.
In addition to occurring in women, breast cancer can also affect men.