As part of the breast cancer prevention actions promoted by Puerto Vallarta during this month, the mobile digital mammography unit of the Jalisco Health Secretariat will provide care in front of the facilities of the DIF System through Thursday, October 5.
“This is the second time we have joined the Municipal Women’s Institute to have the services of mastography. I am grateful to the health department for bringing the mobile unit closer; I have no doubt that working as a team we achieve more and especially in a subject as sensitive as breast cancer,” said Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos, President of DIF.
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The president of the DIF mentioned that as a nurse, for more than 25 years she carried out explorations and detected several women; therefore, considers self-exploration essential for the prevention of this disease, as well as the mastography.
To inaugurate the start of the work of the Digital Mastography Unit was also attended by the head of the VIII Health Region, Jaime Álvarez Zayas; the councilor of the Health Commission of the City Council, Francisco Sánchez Peña, and the director of the Institute for Women, Marcela Lepe Quiroz.
Digital mammograms are performed on women between 40 and 69 years of age, in order to detect breast cancer in a timely manner, using nodules and changes in breast tissue that are not palpable.