As part of the worldwide day of the struggle against breast cancer, the Clinica Ochoa is campaigning for early detection offering an informative consultation, by appointment, and a subsequent free mammogram.
The campaign features a limited number of visits and mammograms will be performed at specific times.
During the first consultation, for which you must have an appointment, the patient will be given information.
Appointments are limited and patients will be seen at the Emergency Department on the following dates:
- Tuesday 20th and 27th October from 9:00 to 12:00
- Thursday 22nd and 29th October from 9:00 to 12:00
If the specialist considers it appropriate, after the first consultation, the patient will be given an appointment for a mammogram.
Patients must meet the following requirements:
- Women between 45 and 69 years
- Women between 40 and 45 years with a family history of breast cancer
- Patients who are not within a breast cancer protocol or control
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Breast cancer is the most common tumour in women. It can develop slowly, most often from small lesions called nodules which are palpable when performing a mammary examination. However, sometimes they are so small that they can go unnoticed.
Usually, there are no symptoms, therefore, self-examination and regular screenings are essential to prevent the rapid progression of the disease.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT IT?
Experts recommend women between 45 and 69 years have an annual mammogram. The same for women aged 40-45 in the event of a family history of breast cancer.
This test can identify very efficiently lesions which could be malignant.
Routine breast self-examination is also recommended routinely at this age. This simple method can put you on alert if any palpable lesion is detected.
If, following a mammography any malignant lesion is found, an ultrasound and a biopsy will be prescribed to accurately determine its nature.
This will permit the painless and early discovery of the presence of any malignancy and enable us to act before it evolves any further.
Early detection is essential for a complete cure and a favourable prognosis.
REMEMBER, PREVENTION IS THE BEST TREATMENT