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Next Monday begins the 2019 breast cancer prevention campaign (06/09/2019)

Women between 50 and 69 years of age are scheduled for mammography tests.

During the biennium 2017-18 the participation rate was again above the regional average, so Jumilla remains a benchmark in prevention

The Councilor for Health, José Luis Monreal, and the president of the local board of Jumilla of the Spanish Association Against Cancer, Dami Herrero, presented this morning the Campaign for Prevention of Breast Cancer 2019, which will be held on September 9 to October 11, set up by the General Directorate of Public Health together with the City Council of Jumilla and the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

As on previous occasions, a mobile unit will be moved to Jumilla to perform mammography tests that will be located next to the Health Center, specifically on Juan XXIII Street.

All women between 50 and 69 years old are cited by letter, who will have a mammogram, since this is the ideal age range for early detection, having this test done every two years.

During the biennium 2017-2018, 2,898 women were cited in Jumilla, of which 2,361 tests were carried out, and 87 of them needed additional studies.

"The participation rate was 81.5%, again above the regional average, so the municipality is again a reference in disease prevention, showing the good work that is done," said the councilor of the area, José Luis Monreal.

Likewise, the president of the Local Board of the AECC of Jumilla, Dami Herrero, recalled that "any woman who has not received the letter, is in that age range or thinks she may be at risk, has the possibility to request an appointment through the Health Center. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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