The Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella is “dressed in pink” on the occasion of the celebration of World Day Against Breast Cancer, on October 19.
One more 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 request an appointment in advance by calling 952 774 200. The only requirement is to be over 50 years old and not have undergone a mammogram in the last year, as reported in a statement.
The 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%.
On the other hand, they recalled that 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 whose quality is far superior 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 It is recommended to perform it from the age of 40 in patients without risk factors as a 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 each year.