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Mobile Mammography Unit

Mobile Mammography Unit

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The National Mammography Screening and "Invitation to Life" programs along with ongoing information campaigns have significantly helped raise the level of awareness and compliance to early detection.

  

  • But it was found that substantial disparities exist in the compliance rates to undergo mammography screening between women living in the central region of the country and those residing in the more remote areas:

 

  • To address this concern, ICA purchased a Mobile Mammography Unit with the aim of improving accessibility in the social and geographical peripheries and special sectors of the population where compliance to undergo this potentially life-saving test is considerably low.

  • The mobile unit is available to women residing in remote areas who are less aware of the importance of screening tests, such as in Arab villages and development towns where there is a high percentage of new immigrants, ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, etc.

 

  • Studies indicate a significant reduction in the gaps between these sectors since its operation. Based on data collected through the National Mammography Screening and Quality Assurance program financed by ICA, it is shown that since the project's inception, breast cancer early detection rates have significantly improved.

 

  • The 2009 WHO survey of the European region in revealed that Israel leads in mammography compliance rates, in view of the reduced disparaties between different sectors of the population.

 

Kindly contact us, should you wish to contribute to this project. Please note that all donations received are transferred in full (no overhead is taken).

 

Big-Bullet-SQR.gif Lili Biller Lev

Committees and Projects Manager

 

Telephone: +972-3-571.95.74

E-Mail: lilib@cancer.org.il