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Portable mammography devices to help screen rural women

25 - November - 2017

Doctors are increasingly finding it a challenge to get women, especially from rural parts of the country to undergo screening for mammography.

Chennai: A fear of pain, the risks involved, the distance and cost and the possibility of being diagnosed with breast cancer, are found to be some of the reasons why they do so.

However, there are portable mammography devices which can be taken to the rural areas and could provide the people these tests where preventive healthcare is unable to reach, because of the distance from the testing centres.

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