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Almost 200,000 Women Undergo Mammogram Test Since 2007

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 192,365 women have undergone breast cancer screening under the Mammogram Test Subsidy Programme since its inception in 2007, National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN)chairman Tan Sri Napsiah Omar said.

She said, of the total, 176,843 were tested negative, while 15,522 others were categorised as in need of further examinations.

“A total of 204 women were tested positive with breast cancer and had undergone necessary surgeries and further treatments since,” she said at the opening of breast cancer awareness campaign, ‘Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer 2014’ here today.

Napsiah said the mammogram test managed by the LPPKN was one of the government’s initiatives to help the women, besides to enhance their awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Meanwhile, she said the campaign, the second in its series, was a collaboration between LPPKN and Avon Cosmetics (M) Sdn Bhd.

LPPKN is also providing six mobile clinics which offer clinical breast examination, counseling and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for teenagers throughout the campaign. – BERNAMA


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