Walk-in mammography screening available across country in October

TIRANA, Oct 5 /ATA/ – Routine clinical breast screening and examinations should be performed in order to ensure early detection of potential breast cancer in women as the best way to beat the disease, Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta stated Saturday during a visit to the north-western Albanian town of Lezha, where free examinations are being provided through a mobile mammography unit.

Health Minister also announced that health personnel have ordered to work overtime hours in order to allow for more women to undergo breast cancer screening at regional hospitals across the country.

“Given that breast cancer early detection and prevention is a top priority, all mobile mammography units and regional hospitals where such a service is currently provided have been ordered to work during noon hours in order to allow a larger number of women undergo this examination for free,” Manastirliu said.

Health Minister noted that more than 20, 000 women and girls have undergone screening at mobile mammography units deployed all over the country since 2015.

“We have developed a busy schedule for the mobile mammography units to carry out examinations in the regions of Lezha, Librazhd, Mirdita, Lushnja, Puka, Tropoja, Fier, Kruja, Kuçova, Bulqize, and Përmet during October,” the Minister said.

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