Breast abnormalities screenings to resume | THE DAILY HERALD


PHILIPSBURG–The Health Ministry’s Collective Prevention Services (CPS) and partners American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine and Positive Foundation will resume their breast abnormalities screening survey at CPS at the Vineyard Office Park Building on Saturday, October 27, from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

The three partners began the study in June 2017 with the aim of screening up to 500 women in one year with the possibility of extending for another year to reach the target number.

The purpose of the study is to identify breast abnormalities that can be risk factors for diseases of the breast as early as possible and to refer for further diagnosis and treatment.

The target audience is women age 18 and above. The screening will entail gathering information such as the participant’s height, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose and blood cholesterol, and an examination of her breasts.

Source: The Daily Herald