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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October the new Diagnóstico Social in La Romana has a special offer on Mammograms and Sonography so everyone can afford one!
Este mes de octubre, el nuevo Diagnóstico Social en La Romana tiene una oferta de mamografía y sonografía!
The Diagnóstico Social, which can be found inside the Batey Central Romana, next door to the main Central Romana Hospital/medical center is offering a mammogram/sonography service every Friday between 8am and 6pm, on a ‘first come first served’ basis. It is not possible to phone and book an appointment (I already tried) – you just have to turn up and wait to be seen.
Annually more than 2,400 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 1,000 of those women are diagnosed too late to be treated! Mammograms and sonography can detect a potential problem BEFORE you may be able to feel any kind of lump – for only RD$1000, about US$37, wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?!
It is recommended that women over 40 years of age have a mammogram every year. Although women under 40 are considered ‘low risk’ and some doctors claim that mammograms do not work on younger women, as the breast tissue in younger women is less dense, younger women can still have these tests to be sure!
El Diagnóstica Social está en el Batey Central Romana, Batey Principal #99, al lado del Centro Medico y está ofreciendo mamografía y sonografía cada viernes en el mes de octubre en horario corrido, 8am – 6pm. Mamografía cuesta solo RD$500 y tambien Sonografía cuesta RD$500.
Anualmente se diagnostican 2,400 casos de cancer de mama y 1,000 llegan tarde! Un mamografía cada año después de las 40 años es necessario.
Tel: 809 550 1002
Fax: 809 550 8376
Batey Principal #99
The Patronato Benéfico Oriental is the charity organisation which supports the Diagnóstica Social as well as the Hogar del Niño, a children’s day-care centre in La Romana. To read more about the Diagnóstica Social, click here or to read more about the Hogar del Niño, click here.