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Hermosillo, Sonora; October 19, 2021.- The Sonora State Workers’ Social Security and Services Institute (Isssteson) commemorated World Day to Fight Breast Cancer with the formation of a human pink bow, and with orientation and promotion of breast self-examination in eligible women and men, as well as other health services.

Jess Manuel Acua Mndez, general director of the Institute, led the activities by calling on the workers to be a support for affiliates and affiliates who suffer from the disease, as well as in the promotion of healthy habits and the periodic medical check-up for the opportune diagnosis. .

“We are going to commemorate this day by being a support for the right holders, helping them to be in good health,” said Acua Mndez to public servants of Isssteson, who gathered in the Alonso Vidal square to form the pink moo, symbol of the fight against breast cancer.

The head of the institution detailed that currently 67 beneficiaries receive treatment for breast cancer in chemotherapy and oncology services, while in preventive actions in the last three years Isssteson has performed about 16 thousand mammograms, thanks to the fact that he has the specialized team for such studies.

He reported that on this day and throughout the month of October, health actions are intensified with the support of doctors, nurses and other Institute personnel.

As part of this work, an orientation module for the beneficiary was installed in central offices, in which information is provided on the effects of breast cancer, how to perform breast self-examination and what are the studies that should be performed based on age, such as Pap tests.

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These actions are carried out in the six Comprehensive Health Care Centers, located in Huatabampo, Navojoa, Ciudad Obregn and Hermosillo; in the more than 30 medical modules in the rest of the cities; as well as in the hospitals of the Institute in Ciudad Obregn, Guaymas, Hermosillo and Nogales; in which medical and nursing personnel carry out awareness actions and detection of breast cancer in men and women.