The Quirónsalud Marbella Hospital dresses in pink to celebrate World Breast Cancer Day, October 19. For yet another year, the Marbella center actively participates in this significant date of sensitization and awareness about one of the most common types of cancer in women. That is why the hospital has booked the morning of Thursday, October 21 for free mammograms. Women interested in undergoing this diagnostic test must previously request an appointment by phone 952 774 200. The only requirement is be older than 50 and have not had a mammogram in the past year.
Breast cancer ranks second in incidence in Spain, above prostate cancer. In addition, between 2012 and 2018, there has been an increase in this disease of 30%. But this statistic leaves room for hope: the median relative survival of breast cancer after five years is 89% globally. Stage 1 diagnosis is greater than 98%.
Latest generation equipment
The Quirónsalud Marbella Hospital has just incorporated a new state-of-the-art 3D mammography machine for the early detection of breast disease. Its integration responds to the objectives established by the Marbella hospital in the section of continuous improvement of its quality of care, betting on state-of-the-art equipment that guarantees greater precision in diagnostic tests.
3D mammography provides a high-resolution three-dimensional image that is far superior in quality to two-dimensional mammography. In just a few seconds it is possible to visualize all the breast tissue, which is a great advantage in the detection of breast cancer.
Mammography is a test that is recommended to be performed from the age of 40 in patients without risk factors such as family history. Breast cancer is the most common tumor in Western women. According to data from the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), in Spain around 33,000 new breast cancers are diagnosed per year.