A Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública received, from October 16th to 21st, a health trailer for free mammograms, an action carried out as part of Pink October, an awareness campaign for the prevention of breast cancer. The initiative was the result of a partnership between the State Health Department (Sesab) and the Social Volunteers of Bahia. Women aged 40 to 69 were included.
The campaign continues until November 4th in other parts of the capital of Bahia. Interested parties can still schedule services via the website: http://outubrorosa.saude.ba.gov.br. When scheduling, women can choose the day, location and shift. The requirements are: not having taken the exam less than six months ago, not having had breast surgery and being between 40 and 69 years old. And on the day of the exam, the patient must bring their ID, CPF, SUS Card and proof of residence. A medical request for a mammogram is not necessary.
Some places for mammography exams were allocated to the care of employees of the Bahiana, through the Family Program, which screened patients eligible for mammography and is inviting women to take the exam.
The activity took place at the Ambulatory of Neuromuscular Diseases of Bahiana Cheers.
The entourage came to learn about the experiences of the HTLV/Neurosciences Center, a reference in care, teaching and research aimed at caring for citizens with HTLV.
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