COSTA RICA NEWS — One thousand new cases of breast cancer are detected annually in Costa Rica. Of these, 30% are women between 25 and 35 years of age.

Breast cancer was detected in 600 women in 2012, while the figure almost doubled in 2013.
Breast cancer was detected in 600 women in 2012, while the figure almost doubled in 2013.

In the face of the increases, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) is promising to build 12 specialized centres for the prevention and follow up of breast cancer cases.

CCSS officials say the new centre should be in operation next year,.

Currently 35 clinics operate throughout the country, however, the number is insufficient to meet the needs of the affected.

The president of the CCSS, María del Rocío Sáenz, said the social security is celebrating the month dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with the arrival of new equipment.

“It is a disease that affects the physical and psychological. As such we are committed to creating 12 new centres a year,” explained the CCSS president.

Source: Ahora.cr


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