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Government Expands “Ruta Rosa” of Free Mammography to Women in Baja California

-Editorial

In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Governor Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda has announced the expansion of the “Pink Route” for mobile mammograms. This initiative aims to ensure the right to health by extending the prevention and early detection campaign to every corner of Baja California.

Under this expansion, mobile units will reach remote or hard-to-access communities in the municipalities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, and Ensenada. Women aged 40 to 69 can request cost-free mammograms in these areas, along with receiving guidance and information on breast cancer. Additionally, in San Quintín, mobile health caravans regularly reach remote communities.

  1. Adrián Medina Amarillas, the Secretary of Health, emphasized that the mobile mammography service will not only provide examinations but also ensure the delivery of results and the monitoring of detected cases. He further stressed the importance of being vigilant for signs of breast cancer, including irregular breast lumps, changes or swelling in the lymph nodes, pain, nipple discharge, dimpling, or redness.

The schedule for this service in the region is as follows:

MEXICALI

  • Tuesday, October 17, at the Algodones Health Center, located on Av. A S/N, Vicente Guerrero, Los Algodones, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, and Thursday, October 19, at Esplanada de los Tres Poderes, located at Calzada Independencia 994, Civic Center, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TIJUANA

  • Tuesday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 18, at El Niño Park towards Valle Bonito No. 5715 A Vista del Valle El Niño, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 19, at the CREA Sports Unit, Cañón Aviación s/n, Centro, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, at Parque Santa Fe, located at Paseo Santa Fe No. 22564, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ENSENADA

  • Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17, at the Ruiz y 14 Health Center, located at Calle Ruiz y 14 #1380, Av. Ruiz, Zona Centro, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, and Thursday, October 19, at the Lomitas Indeco Health Center, located in Las Lomitas, 22810, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, at the San Antonio de Las Minas Center, located in Villa de Juárez, 22766, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TECATE

  • Monday, October 30, at Parque Hidalgo, Calle Ortiz Rubio and Callejón Libertad s/n, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31, at Plaza Oasis Blvd. 2000, located at Blvd. Real de Baja California No. 23911, Fracc. Royal of San Francisco.

Locations for October 21 to 31 in Tijuana and Ensenada will be updated in the coming week. The population is encouraged to stay informed about this mobile mammography route through official channels and media.

In conclusion, the governor urged the public to participate in this campaign for the timely detection of cancer. This initiative aims to enhance the quality of life for women in Baja California, emphasizing that mammography is available free of charge throughout the year at health sector units, along with treatment in cancer centers within the state.

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