The Plomari branch of the Hellenic anticancer institute, announced that a mobile mammography unit will be examining women in Plomari area 11-13/6/2014.

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What women can be examined in the mobile mammography

The mobile mammography can be examined women:

  • The age is between 40 and 70 years.
  • Not do mammograms in the past 12 months.
  • Have a history of breast cancer, biopsy or cosmetic breast surgery.
  • The day of the examination are not menstruating (ie period).

Not examined women who have the financial wherewithal or sufficient insurance coverage to make mammography in a private or public laboratory near them.
Usually the mobile mammography works on two vardeies. One morning, from 8 to 13 and an afternoon, 16-21.
For the smooth and not inconvenienced women in planning appointments counted 5 women per hour.

How get mammograms women?

Mammograms after “read” by two independent radiologists experts, delivered to women along with the analysis of results.
Usually mammograms share of the medical institution in which there was cooperation or from the local branch of Cancer.

How often should be screening with mammography?

The international medical community and responsible for public health government agencies there is debate regarding how often is best done by mammographic screening. Others apply the annual audit, other ton every two years and in some countries the triennial.
The disagreement concerns the implementation of mammography screening in the context, ie the examination of a large number of women of a community. Such control is an organized procedure carried out in accordance with specific criteria and methodology of implementation.
The controversy in regards to individual screening test, ie one that makes its own initiative-a woman in consultation with her doctor-is something different. Determined by the age, history and other risk factors relating to the individual woman.
The Greek Cancer Society advises women to undergo at least every two years in screening with mammography and clinical examination by the doctor should be done every year.
Useful is the woman herself to know the specific characteristics of the breast, such as has been taught by her doctor or specialist information campaigns.