The H.F.O. carry out Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program by the name "GREECE AGAINST CANCER", provides breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and patient navigation services to women across the state, all services are free of charge.
Mammography, (with double reading) Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) and Pap test, are the basically diagnostic examinations that we provide, our purpose is to find the best methodological model for a national campaign. to obtain the active participation with continuous information and motivation.
This program is offered to women aged 40 to 65 for mammography and to women aged 25 - 70 for Pap Test, (one view every two years).
The screening services materialized through the Country by mobile units, until today have been tested more than 400.000 women.
Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. The 2 components of early detection of cancer are early diagnosis (or downstaging) and screening. Early diagnosis focuses on detecting symptomatic patients as early as possible, while screening consists of testing healthy individuals to identify those having cancers before any symptoms appear,
Due to greek financial crisis and because we do not recieve any public subsidies, we are in a difficult situation, our efforts won't reach their maximum effectiveness unless we have the backing of people.
. the site of our organization is http://ellio.gr/, but unfortunatelly is not in English language yet.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!