Pandemic 'hits' the detection of breast cancer in Tampico

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By CAPosts 10 October, 2020 - 07:26pm 645 views

Due to the pandemic, the number of women who come to request a mammogram examination at the Unit of Medical Specialties , dedicated to the Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer of Tampico (Uneme Dedicam), has decreased by approximately 50 percent . © Provided by Milenio Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the UNAM's Institute for Biomedical Research. (File) Dr. Diana Leticia Salazar Peña , director of that unit said that they have not stopped working despite the pandemic, that they continue with the attention to mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, consultations, in addition to giving virtual talks to staff of companies due to the pandemic: "But it did decrease by 50% during the pandemic," he declared. He said that this is a serious situation because if women do not attend, the disease is often not detected in time. He indicated that the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon, and the telephones 8334543040 and 2145491, in which interested ladies can make their appointments. He stressed the importance of the female population taking care of their health and having mammograms performed in a timely manner, that they be discarded or confirmed and that treatment is given to avoid deaths from this cause. Mammography is an “X-ray” study that is recommended for women between 40 and 69 years of age, without signs or symptoms of cancer (asymptomatic) and is intended to detect abnormalities in the breasts, which cannot be perceived by observation or palpation. ICGC

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