Breast clinics ‘inadequate’

Breast screening clinics in Greece are often inadequately staffed and equipped to cater to women who have breast cancer, experts told an Athens press conference yesterday. It is estimated that one in nine Greek women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, so it needs to be clear which clinics offer adequate diagnostic services and treatment, the president of the Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology, Dimitris Bafaloukos, told a joint press conference with the Greek branch of the European Breast Cancer Coalition, Europe Donna Hellas. Some breast clinics in Greece have inadequate medical equipment and lack expert doctors, according to Mary Makri, president of Europe Donna Hellas. A register of adequate Greek breast clinics is being compiled and is due to be ready by January, Makri said. In the meantime, women are advised to contact the association or Europe Donna Hellas.