Recife offers more than a thousand places for mammography in February; see the calendar | Latest: Pernambuco.com

Recife offers more than a thousand places for mammography in February; see the calendar | Latest: Pernambuco.com
Recife offers more than a thousand places for mammography in February; see the calendar | Latest: Pernambuco.com
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Consultations will be held from 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm and the mammogram will serve 80 patients in each location (Photo: Hugo Aquino/PCR)

To help Recife residents prevent breast cancer, the city’s Health Department will offerr 1,040 places for mammography exams in February. The initiative is part of a continued action with the support of a Mobile Mammograph, which will make 13 stops in the state capital.

Recife residents aged between 50 and 69 years old You can check the calendar through this link. Consultations will be held from 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm and the mammogram will serve 80 patients in each location.

To take the exam, people from Recife will need to present an identification document, SUS card, CPF and proof of residence. During the mammogram, the use of a mask and physical distancing are mandatory, in accordance with current health protocols.

Patients will be able to consult the results within 30 days at the health unit that received the action, or at the nearest one, if the Mobile Mammograph provided services in decentralized locations, such as squares, markets and schools.

Women outside the age range recommended by the Ministry of Health (50 to 69 years old), and who require the exam, must be referred by a Primary Care professional, who will request the exam to be scheduled.

Recife City Hall highlights that “mammogram It is the only test whose effectiveness in reducing mortality from breast cancer has been proven in screening programs, as predicted by the National Cancer Institute (Inca)”. Furthermore, it is recommended that women aged between 50 and 69 take the exam every two years.

How to recognize breast cancer

Women need to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer and know the natural characteristics of their breasts to identify possible changes.

Among the main symptoms of this disease are the appearance of a fixed nodule (lump), usually painless, a reddish color on the skin of the breast or an appearance similar to an orange peel, changes in the nipple, spontaneous secretion of liquid from one of the nipples and small nodules on the neck or in the armpits should be observed.

In addition to periodically undergoing clinical examination and mammography, adopting healthy habits, such as maintaining an adequate weight, practicing physical activity, avoiding alcohol consumption and, when possible, breastfeeding, contributes to reducing the risk of developing the disease. .

At least 73 thousand new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in Pernambuco by 2025

A survey carried out by the National Cancer Institute (Inca), of the Ministry of Health, showed that Pernambuco could register 24,590 new cases of breast cancer each year between 2023 and 2025.

The projection is for 2,800 new breast cancer records in the state, as well as 2,900 new cases of prostate cancer.


The article is in Portuguese

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