Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women – with one in eight women in the UK developing the disease. Breast cancer accounts for a third of cancer cases in women.
But, the good news is that breast cancer responds well to treatment if caught early. Most early breast cancer diagnoses are made through the use of breast screening mammograms.
Mammograms are extremely effective and can detect breast cancer long before any symptoms – such as breast lumps – are apparent.
A mammogram is recommended for all women over the age of 45 every two years. Women with a family history of the disease may need to start screening at a younger age.
Medcare works with a screening clinic on the Costa Blanca to ensure all women have easy access to mammograms.