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Breast cancer has a high incidence within the Dominican Republic

One in eight women could develop breast cancer during her life, so routine check-ups are the foremost tool for prevention and early detection. Representatives from different organizations agreed on this yesterday throughout the launch of the eighth edition of the sessions for the prevention and detection of breast cancer, with free medical check-ups, of the Alerta Rosada program.

The conferences have been held since 2015 through an alliance between the corporate MAPFRE Salud ARS and La Sirena, the main points of which were offered yesterday throughout the launch of the eighth edition of the preventive campaign that this yr has the motto “As Easy As”.

Throughout the launch of the activity, Mrs. Ana María Ramos, Nathasha Quiterio and Doris Alburquerque, from Grupo Ramos, and MAPFRE Salud ARS, respectively, agreed on the importance of preventive check-ups to detect the disease in time and identified that the initiative aimed toward raise awareness about one of these cancer that mainly affects women, but may also occur in men. They explained that from September 30 to November 1, the ARS can have mobile clinics within the foremost branches of La Sirena stores, with the novelty that this yr they may even be in shopping malls akin to Ágora Mall, Plaza Duarte and Almacenes Iberia in San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, to make it easier for the population to attend gynecological consultations and evaluations, with subsequent follow-up to those that findings are detected.

They explained that Pink Alert is a campaign that’s carried out inside the framework of the World Day to Fight Breast Cancer, which is commemorated every October 19, and that to this point they’ve benefited greater than 21,000 people nationwide. Throughout the activity, two patients, one male and one female, told their testimonies of life after the detection of breast cancer in those days.

In its eighth edition, “As Easy As” is the promoting concept, which seeks to point out through examples that a breast exam is less complicated than most day by day tasks akin to going to the supermarket or listening to music.



Source: Listin Diario

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