From the end of March, the Doxiadis program will be implemented, which will be initiated by the Fofi Gennimata program for the prevention of breast cancer.
Doxiadis is an obligation of the Recovery Fund. Women will be notified by SMS in priority order based on age to undergo a CT scan. After passing the diagnosis, those who have any symptoms will be sent for examination to a doctor, reports news4health.gr.
This is a preventive medicine program and therefore will be free for women who respond to SMS. To cover the costs, EOPYY has provided separate funding for specialist doctors who will conduct the medical research. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 268,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year using invasive methods, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease.
Recall, Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the state will honor the memory of Fofi Gennimat with a special cancer prevention program that will bear her name. “We are starting to offer women free breast cancer screening because it is the most common form of cancer that threatens women, and at the same time one that can be cured if detected early.
In 2022, as part of a special pilot program, we will introduce free access for all women aged 50-69 to presymptomatic breast cancer screenings. The technology will help us receive email notifications of all women’s annual appointments, while at the same time, health care providers will receive advisory support. This is the duty of the state, the struggle to improve the health of the population should always unite us,” the prime minister said.