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Beginning in Jumilla the 2017 Breast Cancer Prevention Campaign (07/09/2017)

The Councilor for Public Health, Lucía Jiménez, and the president of the local board of Jumilla of the Spanish Association Against Cancer, Maria Josefa Calvo, presented this morning the Breast Cancer Prevention Campaign 2017, which began this week .

As on previous occasions a mobile unit has been moved to Jumilla, which has been located next to the Health Center, specifically on the street Juan XXIII, until October 10.

A total of 1,952 women, aged between 50 and 69 years, have been referred to by letter, who will be given a mammogram, since this is the age range suitable for early detection by taking this test every two years.

In the press conference of presentation has also been noted that the participation rate in the municipality of Jumilla during the biennium 2015-2016 was 82.7%, while the regional participation rate has been 71.2% .

It has also been emphasized that any woman who has not received a citation letter or noticed any abnormality in the chest should contact her health center or office to make an appointment and can be cared for in the mobile unit.

This program is being carried out since 1995 by the General Directorate 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 centers.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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