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World Breast Cancer Day: Free screening tests at Athens Municipal Clinics

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On the occasion of the World Breast Cancer Day on October 25, the Municipality of Athens, through the Directorate of Municipal Clinics and Public Health, organizes from this month free actions of complete breast control.

The activities are carried out in collaboration with the Medical School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Association of Friends of the General Oncology Hospital "Agioi Anargyroi", as well as with the support of the National Inter-Municipal Network of Healthy Cities of the WHO. (EDDYPPY).

In the context of the international information campaign aimed at combating the disease, October has been established as the month of prevention and information about breast cancer. The Municipality of Athens participates in this dynamic effort, under the supervision of the competent Deputy Mayor Manolis Kalambokas, giving the opportunity to all women who wish to undergo free medical examinations, by simply making an appointment.

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy that occurs in women in our country. The number of new cases, each year, is estimated at 6.000 and requires regular check-ups, constant updating and early diagnosis in order to deal with it. The disease, despite its high incidence, is becoming less and less life-threatening, as advances in medical science have led to more effective and personalized treatments. In addition, the number of women undergoing screening is constantly increasing, which contributes to the early diagnosis of cancer, a stage at which treatments are more effective.

K. Bakoyannis: Prevention is a powerful weapon

"Prevention has proven to be a powerful 'weapon' against breast cancer. For this reason, two of our Municipal Clinics, in Kypseli and Neos Kosmos, will be available in the coming days to all women who want to be examined, informed and receive advice from our specialized medical staff. The Municipality of Athens continues, as every year, to actively support the prevention campaign, enabling all women to undergo this absolutely necessary detailed medical examination. The health of our citizens remains firmly in the first priority ", emphasizes in a statement the Mayor of Athens, Costas Bakogiannis.

The combined examinations that can be scheduled in the Municipal Clinics are the following:

- Complete clinical examination by a specialized doctor in the Municipal Clinics, which includes taking a history, evaluation of previous breast examinations, prescribing relevant examinations, scheduling biopsies, surgeries or specialized examination in the collaborating Attikon and Ippokratio Hospitals, if necessary. of breast.

The clinical examinations will be performed at the 2nd and the 6th Municipal Clinic, according to the following schedule and only by appointment:

Monday 25/10/2021, 16:00 - 20:00 | 2nd Municipal Clinic - Neos Kosmos (Fanosthenous and Frederick Smith, tel. 210 9239865)

Tuesday 26/10/2021, 16:00 - 20:00 | 6th Municipal Clinic - Kypseli (Chania 4B, tel. 210 8836200)

The digital mammogram will be performed free of charge at the building of the Association of Friends of the General Oncology Hospital "I Agioi Anargyroi" (Tirynthos 2, in Ano Patisia) on the following days:

Friday 22 / 10 / 2021

Wednesday 27 / 10 / 2021

Wednesday 24 / 11 / 2021

Tuesday 7 / 12 / 2021

For the mammogram appointment, you can contact by phone: 210-2015510 ext. 119-120 (Monday - Friday | 08: 30-14: 00). Appointments will be booked in order of priority.

The mammogram is aimed at women aged 40 to 69 years and the conditions for its implementation are:

· Have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months

There is no history of breast cancer, biopsy or cosmetic surgery on the breast

· The examinee should not be menstruating (3 days before the period or 5 days after)

· AMKA should be available as well as the previous mammogram (if any)

· Compulsory use of a mask in the Municipal Clinics.

· Valid residence permit, identity card or passport and home address

The action is carried out under the scientific supervision of the Medical School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and specifically of the XNUMXth Surgery Clinic under the direction of Professor N. Arkadopoulos and the XNUMXst Teaching Surgery Clinic under the direction of Professor G. Zos.

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