Mayor Helps Raise Awareness on Breast Cancer Prevention

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Mayor Helps Raise Awareness on Breast Cancer Prevention

Mayor Helps Raise Awareness on Breast Cancer Prevention

On October 1, Mayor Hau Lung-bin attended a press event to promote the prevention of breast cancer. The day coincides with the first day of the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to Hau, cancer is the leading cause of death in Taiwan. Breast cancer tops the cancer incidence rate among the city’s female population. Approximately 1,500 women in Taipei are diagnosed with the disease every year. Among these, a total of 260 deaths are due to late diagnosis.Highlighting the importance of early intervention, the mayor noted that the city government provides free mammography for women aged 45 and above on a biannual basis. Women between 40 and 44 with a family history of breast cancer are also eligible for the free X-ray examination.During the event, Hau joined Taiwan Breast Reconstruction Society in urging females to take actions in minimizing breast cancer risk factors. Those diagnosed with the illness should seek treatment and consider the option of breast reconstruction. Hau also called on the city’s male residents to pay more attention to the health of their female family members and friends, offering them support and assistance.

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  • Updated: 2014-10-2 13:50
  • Reviewed: 2014-10-2 13:50
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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