Guadalhorce hospital to be breast cancer detection centre

Mobile screening unit will refer patients to hospital if further tests needed

The breast cancer detection testing was announced during the inauguration of a cancer-related photography exhibition at the hospital

THE Guadalhorce valley hospital, which opened in Cártama in June of last year, is set to become the diagnostic centre for the health service’s early-detection programme for breast cancer in the zone, said officials last week.

The Andalucía health service (SAS) runs a mobile breast cancer screening unit that each year travels around towns in the Guadalhorce area, providing mammograms for around 15,000 women aged 50 to 69. If the initial screening detects possible risks that require further diagnostic testing, patients have in the past had to travel to Málaga’s Hospital Clínico, but will now instead be referred to the Guadalhorce hospital.

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