Women are asked to have a mammogram; it’s totally free

by: Agencies – January 15, 2021, 02:51 pm

– This study, which is offered free of charge, will help to detect breast cancer in a timely manner.

– The Health Jurisdiction of Tijuana, Tecate and Playas de Rosarito carried out a total of 3 thousand 735 free studies last year.

TIJUANA.- The Secretary of State for Health invites women over 40 to undergo mammography to detect breast cancer in a timely manner.

This study can be carried out by the institution’s medical personnel at no cost, all year round, by making a prior appointment at 664 969 7036, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3 pm, reported the Head of the Health Services Jurisdiction , Dra. Remedios Lozada Romero.

In this sense, he indicated that during 2020 3 thousand 735 free tests were carried out; and that interested persons should go to the Tijuana, Tecate and Playas de Rosarito Health Centers for more information.

“Due to the pandemic, studies are being carried out by appointment, where it is guaranteed that the facilities of the cabinets and offices where these women are cared for are constantly cleaned and crowds of people are avoided to avoid Covid infections,” said Dr. Lozada Remedies.

The risk factors for this condition is obesity, having had children after 35 years of age, a history of a family member in direct line such as mother, grandmother or sister who suffered from this disease, having started their menstrual cycle before the 12 years of age, or not having breastfed.

The ideal age to perform the first mammogram is from 40 years of age, in case of not having a family history it should be performed every 2 years and after 50 years every year.

It is important to remind the population that the Ministry of Health has the infrastructure and equipment for processing the samples; early diagnosis offers greater opportunities for successful treatment. THE SECRETARIAT OF HEALTH OF BC EXHORTS WOMEN TO HAVE A MASTOGRAPHY

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