Screening for breast cancer arrives in Albufeira

The Breast Cancer Screening Program in the Algarve started in 2005

Albufeira will receive, from next Monday, 19th of August, a screening for breast cancer, promoted by the Regional Health Administration (ARS) of the Algarve

All women aged 50 to 69 years enrolled at the Albufeira Health Center will receive a letter from the ARS Algarve Screening Center with an appointment/invitation to have a free digital mammogram at the Mobile Unit located next to the Health Center of Albufeira, from 9:30 am to 13:00 pm and from 14:00 pm to 16:30 pm (weekdays).

The Tracking is scheduled to take place in this municipality until the 21st of October.

Since July 2017, the screening has been carried out in the Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Unit in 3D, with Tomosynthesis and computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD), with the Algarve being the first region in the country to carry out screening with this state-of-the-art technology, which makes it possible to increase the rate of detection of breast cancers, reduce false positives and reduce the dose of radiation applied to each exam.

The Breast Cancer Screening Program in the Algarve, carried out in partnership with the Oncological Association of the Algarve and the University Hospital Center of the Algarve, began in September 2005 and covers all the Algarve's municipalities, and is currently on its seventh round .

The call, referral, management and monitoring of the program is carried out by the ARS Algarve Tracking Nucleus.

In case of doubt (and if you have not yet received the letter inviting you to take the exam), please contact the ARS Algarve Tracking Center through the helpline 289 88 99 12 or via email screening.oncologico@arsalgarve.