This year’s Pink October Campaign by Instituto Mário Penna has the theme “Prevention is of all colors”, being more plural, more inclusive, more colorful. When we say that prevention is of all colors and we give visibility to different aesthetic standards, we are not just embracing the cause of breast cancer, but a whole social issue. Resigning our views and questioning the constructed inequalities is urgent and everyone’s role.
According to the National Cancer Institute (Inca), early diagnosis of breast cancer means a 95% chance of cure. Reaffirming its commitment to always taking care of society in the best possible way, in partnership with the Municipality of Belo Horizonte, the Institute is offering 2,000 free mammograms for women over 50 years old, who have not had the preventive exam in the last 12 months.
Scheduling must be made by calling 3349-1212, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm; and on Saturdays, from 7am to 6pm.
Employees of the institution who also belong to this age group may take the exam through the Unimed Plan, without co-payment. Interested parties must inform the manager, who will arrange for the appointment.