As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, and in partnership with the Hellenic Cancer Society, the Euroclinic Group offered free breast exams to the prisoners of the Women’s Prison in Eleonas Thiva, spreading the message of #caringembrace.
Diagnostic radiologists, breast surgeons, radiology technologists and nurses from Euroclinic, as well as medical staff from the Hellenic Cancer Society, traveled to the Women’s Prison in Eleonas Thiva to perform digital mammographies, breast ultrasounds and physical examinations on the women of the correctional facility. The action runs for 4 days in total and more than 150 women will be examined.
It is a very significant initiative to safeguard the health of the women hosted in the prison, who are deprived of access to breast scans due to lack of funds and the challenges linked with transporting them to the wider area or Athens.
The whole endeavor was possible due to the contribution of a mobile mammography device by the Hellenic Cancer Society, following all the legal procedures and fully adhering to all the COVID-19 prevention measures.
An additional aim of this action is to communicate how important breast check-ups are, as breast cancer is the most common type of malignancy in women in Greece, with an estimated 7,500 new cases every year.
Mr. Antonis Vouklaris, CEO of the Euroclinic Group, stated, “The Euroclinic Group actively supports all social groups, without making distinctions, and it has proven this once again in actions, offering free breast exams to the prisoners of the Women’s Prison in Eleonas Thiva. Our efforts to ensure all our fellow citizens have equal access to healthcare are continuing, aiming to create a better future for all.”
Mr. Evangelos Filopoulos, President of the Hellenic Cancer Society, noted, “In the 15 years the Hellenic Cancer Society mobile units have been around, they have visited the women’s prison 3 times, as all the women have an equal right to prevention and early diagnosis. This visit was possible owing to the compassion of the Euroclinic Management and staff, and especially the Breast Center. This is why we ought to thank them publicly. All of us need to contribute to the fight against cancer.”