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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness Diagnóstica Social has a special offer on Mammograms and Sonomammograms so that all women can afford to get themselves checked. A sonomammogram is a sonogram that is performed in addition to the mammogram (x-ray of breast tissue) for better breast cancer detection. It is a breast ultrasound that is a non-invasive procedure to assess the breasts and the blood flow to areas inside it.
The Diagnóstica Social, which can be found inside Central Romana, next to the main Central Romana Hospital/medical center, is offering a mammogram/sonography service everyday for the whole of October, on a ‘first come first served’ basis. It is not possible to phone and book an appointment – you just have to turn up and wait to be seen. And the best part is… insured or not, you do not have to pay the difference!!
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! 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 is less dense, younger women can still have these tests to be sure!
So don’t forget to take some time off your busy schedule and get checked, remember early detection is key in the treatment of breast cancer.
Diagnóstica Social – breast cancer awareness medical operative
When: throughout October
Where: Diagnostica Social, Batey Principal #99, Central Romana
- Mammogram: RD$500
- Sonomammograms: RD$500
Contact: Tel: 809 550 1002 / Fax: 809 550 8376