Breast cancer is indeed a global issue and that’s why awareness for the same has been called for by many health experts for a long time. As the breast cancer awareness month is running, voices are being heard to come forward to escalate the rate of screening test.
On the same lines, Wanganui health professionals are calling on women of the age between 45 and 69 to join Breast Cancer Aotearoa. To make women part of the crusade against breast cancer is what the utmost priority for the organization is, and getting a large number of women associated with the program could do a lot to improve the crippling condition of breast cancer.
If Rowena Kui, Whanganui District Health Board's Manager of population health and inequalities, is to be heard, it has been claimed that women should break the shackles to appear for screening test so that proper treatment is being timely given.
Urging women to get mammogram done, Mrs. Kui has claimed that a large section of women could get benefit from mammograms, as lump would get indentified in breasts at appropriate time.
"I urge you to make an appointment. Having a mammogram only takes a few minutes but it could save your life”, said Mrs. Kui, while calling women to get themselves register online by visiting www. breastscreen. govt. nz or they can call on 0800 270 200 to fix an appointment.
While, if the severity of the cancer is known to many, there is no doubt that diagnosis at right time could reduce the risk of dying significantly. In order to make sure that a significant turn out is recorded, a movable unit is being placed at the Gonville Medical Centre from October 10-21, and for a conventional set up is fixed at Progressive Medical Imaging in Wicksteed St.
There is no death of efforts to bring about a positive change, but a lot depends on how women respond to incessant calls.