The goal of the mass screening of breast cancer undertaken under the authority of the Province of Liege is to focus the action on rural communities.
For this reason, mobile vans equipped with X-Ray dedicated units are used.
The main difficulty of this programme is to reach a massive participation of the population.
It varies up to now from 45% to 20% in the different visited villages.
During the 42 first months of functioning, 16.207 mammographies were carried out in women aged from 40 to 69 ; 69 cancers were discovered in apparently healthy women plus 10 cases of epithelial hyperplasia with atypias.
These first results are quite encouraging.
The main task of this continuing programme will be to reach a better participation of the population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Unité mobile, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Campagne de masse, Prévention, Belgique, Europe, Mammographie, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Mobile unit, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mass campaign, Prevention, Belgium, Europe, Mammography, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0405844
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 19/12/1997.