Within the framework of recently commemorating the World Day of the Fight Against Breast Cancer. Throughout the month of October, the High Complexity Hospital "President Juan Domingo Perón" carried out a screening campaign, where mammography studies were performed on female employees over 40 years old.
Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in the world and the leading cause of cancer death in women. In Argentina, 5,645 women die each year from this disease.
Early detection is essential to achieve disease control, it translates into lower mortality, reduction in the aggressiveness of the treatments (surgery, chemotherapy, etc.) and improvements in the quality of life of the affected women.
On this occasion, the tests were performed by the Diagnostic Imaging Team of the Institution, where women from different hospital were treated, each of them with their respective report, which in case of having to go to their doctor saves them time and resources.
The head of the Service, Rubén González MD commented, "The proposal was well accepted, we are all healthcare personnel, we are working on that, and we understand the importance of early diagnosis of breast cancer, taking into account that the secret of the cure of this disease is to detect it in its early stage ".
In addition, Gonzalez added "I want to congratulate the entire institution for the proposed initiative for this month. It is good to know that we are family among all our colleagues and we care about our people."
"It is also important to have this replicated in the relatives of all the women who are 40 years old and to encourage the study, with the idea of continuing to raise awareness to improve the quality of life of all Formosa women", he emphasised .
To conclude, the Hospital Administrator of the HAC, Marcelo Prochasko MD, said that "through this health policy that prioritizes the health of an entire population, it is a great satisfaction to offer these possibilities to our professionals, and even more in this act of prevention and awareness of a disease so prevalent at the present time, and at the same time urging other women to carry out the corresponding annual tests ".