By Alex Glenn • 17 October 2021 • 16:21
Free mammograms on Breast Cancer Awareness Day, which falls on Tuesday, October 19 as part of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To mark the important day, the Quirónsalud Infanta Luisa Hospital in Seville is carrying out various initiatives. The hospital aims to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. For more cases to be detected earlier regular check-ups need to be carried out. The hospital is also promoting the importance of psycho-oncology.
The Triana-based hospital is offering free mammograms on Tuesday, October 19. The mammograms will be available to women over 45. To be eligible woman should not have had a check-up so far this year.
The mammograms will be available on Tuesday from 9am to 2pm in the Radiology Service of the Hospital Quirónsalud Infanta Luisa. No appointments will be needed according to the hospital.
Alejandra Ramírez is a specialist with the Gynaecology Service. She commented that it is: “from the age of 45 onwards that regular mammograms should be carried out, as although breast cancer is a disease that increases with age, there are more and more cases in younger women”.
Raquel Calero, head of the new Psycho-oncology Unit at the Hospital Quirónsalud Infanta Luisa will be offering a workshop on Tuesday. The workshop is called “The phases of psychotherapeutic accompaniment in oncological illness”. It will be held in the hospital’s assembly hall, from 9.30 to 10.30am. The workshop hopes to help cancer patients, family members, carers and professionals.
“All cancer patients experience different emotional and physical reactions before, during and after treatment,” explained Dr Raquel Calero. She believes that it is important to offer psychological support to both patients and their families.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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