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Old Feb 5th 2011, 3:05 pm
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I was just wondering how easy it is to get a mammogram in Spain.

I live in Benissa in the Alicante region. I am not in the Spanish healthcare system so would have to pay it think.

Can anyone tell me where I should look for this service and how much it might cost
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I can't say how much you'd need to pay if anything at all but try going to your local docs and asking, I had my mammogram done in Alicante and only waited a few weeks.
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I was just wondering how easy it is to get a mammogram in Spain.

I live in Benissa in the Alicante region. I am not in the Spanish healthcare system so would have to pay it think.

Can anyone tell me where I should look for this service and how much it might cost
My expert tells me that if you contact the AAEC (contra cancer) organisation they will arrange for an examination in Alicante which is free, but you can make a contribution to the charity.
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Originally Posted by polly.walker
I was just wondering how easy it is to get a mammogram in Spain.

I live in Benissa in the Alicante region. I am not in the Spanish healthcare system so would have to pay it think.

Can anyone tell me where I should look for this service and how much it might cost
Good question Polly, and while we're at it, can anyone explain smear tests in Spain. Do you go to your local doctor? Are they expected to be done every 5 years... any other info. I had the 'biopsy' about 10 years ago and after a few years of checkups was declared 'free' of higher risk, and told to go back to 5 yearly tests. I think that test is due this year. Now I live in Spain, and my local nurse is a bit 'over friendly'... I'm a bit nervous!
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I went to AECC in Alicante 2 months ago, fantastic service . Carpark underneath, smear within 20 mins then mamo 10 mins later! I gave donation of €50. New model mamo machine is reputed best on costa. Its a charity organization so no spanish medical card needed.
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I went to AECC in Alicante 2 months ago, fantastic service . Carpark underneath, smear within 20 mins then mamo 10 mins later! I gave donation of €50. New model mamo machine is reputed best on costa. Its a charity organization so no spanish medical card needed.
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I went here a couple of years ago through the AECC in Torrevieja and was rather surprised when they advised me to have a smear test as I had a hysterectomy 18 tears prior. They told me that just because I no longer had a womb it didn't mean I couldn.t get cancer so I had one done.
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Good question Polly, and while we're at it, can anyone explain smear tests in Spain. Do you go to your local doctor? Are they expected to be done every 5 years...vous!
Your GP wll make you an appointment with the gynaecologist. I might depend where you are but here I go every year.
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Your GP wll make you an appointment with the gynaecologist. I might depend where you are but here I go every year.
Thanks Rachel. In England I just saw the practise nurse. But if I can go to the local hospital that will be much more comfortable for me here.
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Many thanks for all replies.

I will certainly call AECC tomorrow.

Is CITA an anogram for something or is it pronounced cita

Do you know if they speak English there as I don't speak Spanish
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Many thanks for all replies.

I will certainly call AECC tomorrow.

Is CITA an anogram for something or is it pronounced cita

Do you know if they speak English there as I don't speak Spanish
pronounce it seeta or theeta - it's Spanish for appointment
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I was just told the portakabin type mammogram place was there, turned up & was seen on the spot (after a bit of uncertainty) and in due course my results - thankfully clear - came through
ref smears, haven't yet done anything and really should so I guess best ask at the centro salud??
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I was just told the portakabin type mammogram place was there, turned up & was seen on the spot (after a bit of uncertainty) and in due course my results - thankfully clear - came through
ref smears, haven't yet done anything and really should so I guess best ask at the centro salud??


Its funny you should mention this, I have read a report about a group of men who stole whte coats and a few basic "tools" from the local hospital.

Then then hire a portokabin and went around the country pretending to be a mobile clinic for women.

They have all been found guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
The prosecution has asked for jailtime.
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Originally Posted by Madridboy
I can't say how much you'd need to pay if anything at all but try going to your local docs and asking, I had my mammogram done in Alicante and only waited a few weeks.
So guys should have mammograms as well
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