The “Asociación de Agricultores del Río Culiacán” (Growers Association of Culiacan, AARC) in collaboration with the Avon Mexico Foundation through the “Avon Crusade against Breast Cancer” carried out a campaign for the timely detection of breast cancer in migrant farm workers from Sinaloa.
The objective of the project was to prevent and make timely detection of breast cancer in women migrant in Sinaloa from 40 years of age, promoting self-care through educational talks on breast cancer and by conducting mammography health study indicated for diagnosis.
More than 15 agricultural fields in the valleys of Culiacan and Navolato were visited specifically for this purpose.
To successfully carry out this program, the social responsibility team of Sinaloa’s grower companies in coordination with the State DIF System during the 12 months of the 2021-2022 agricultural cycle.
In the first stage of the project, educational talks were given to the beneficiaries about the disease (signs, symptoms, risk factors, means of diagnosis, and treatment); after concluding the educational talks, a workshop on breast self-examination techniques was given in each of the participating fields; in addition, free mammogram tests were given to the day laborer women.
Women who needed additional studies such as ultrasound and/or biopsy after the mammogram study were referred to their social security unit and some others were attended to at the UNEME DEDICAM institution.
|NUMBER OF WOMEN PARTICIPATING IN EDUCATIONAL TALKS AND SELF-EXPLORATION WORKSHOPS||287|
|NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO RECEIVED MAMMOGRAPHY STUDIES||309|
|NUMBER OF WOMEN REFERRED FOR FURTHER STUDY||45|
|NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO HAD BIOPSIES DONE||1|