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Program "Carretas Women" performs over 65,000 tests on Amazon

In March 2012, two units were included in the vehicle fleet. Altogether, there were 19,014 mammograms

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Mobile Units for Women's Health, known as "Carretas Women," performed 65,408 examinations.

In 15 months of operation in the Amazon, the Mobile Units of Women's Health, popularly known as the Women Carretas, allowed performing 65,408 tests among mammograms, ultrasounds and preventive collections (Pap).

The city of Manaus began with visits to two units in August 2011. In November of that year, two more units were introduced movable type in the network. In March 2012, two others were included in the fleet. The commencement of actions, until the close of business this week, there were 19,014 mammograms, ultrasounds 28,592 and 17,802 preventive examinations of uterine cancer, totaling 65,408 procedures.

As reported by the health department, service deployment allowed the expansion of the capacity of breast cancer screening in women 40 to 69 years of age, increasing the chances of cure with early detection of the disease.

The cases indicate malignancy were referred to the Foundation CECON, reference unit for the treatment of cancer in the state.

The attendances of the carts were closed this week and in the coming days, the six units will undergo preventive maintenance, to remain in perfect condition until services are resumed in 2013.

According to the Municipal Secretary of Health Francisco Deodato during office visits in the municipal female audiences receive guidance on how to maintain permanent vigilance in fighting cancer. In the case of mammography, the Ministry of Health guides for the exam every two years in women over the age of 40 years. Regarding preventive exam, notes the secretary, the indication of MS is that it is done for two consecutive years and if the result is negative for cancer, the patient must remain with routine laboratory every three years. The test allows the observation of the lesion with low or high degree in the cervix that, if identified and treated early, will no longer develop into cancer, explains.

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