A truck began this to tour the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Pampa, Río Negro and CABA to perform free mammograms on people of risk age and without medical coverage, reported the Argentine League to Fight Cancer (Lalcec).
Under the motto “being able to go where no one goes”, the initiative, in which the Avon Foundation also participates, It has already carried out more than 164,000 free studies so far this year.
The mobile mammographer travels every week to different locations in the country carrying out breast checkups for people over 40 years of age and without medical coverage.
The action looks for “equity in access to health” and seeks to “raise awareness about the importance of carrying out annual breast check-ups”.
🎉 The Avon – Lalcec Mobile Mammograph is back!
This year, we will visit the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Pampa, Río Negro and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires 🙌🏽
Coming soon 👉🏾 we will be communicating the opening of shifts for each area.#AvonFoundation@avonarg pic.twitter.com/bzBTtwdL6U
– Avon Foundation Argentina (@FundacionAvon) July 6, 2022
The organizers also indicated that due to these preventive actions, more than 4,500 people were diagnosed on time and started treatment.
The organizers reported that weekly I know advertise on social media of lalcec and the AVON Foundation locations where you will be and how to get an appointment for the study.
Although the chances of getting breast cancer increase with age, those with a first-degree family history should make an appointment with their doctor and start screening earlier.
mammography allows detect, in addition to benign lesions, breast cancer when it is not yet palpable (may manifest as a nodule, microcalcifications, asymmetries). Therefore, self-examination – while useful – should not replace it.