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In the country of Uruguay, where breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women, the tools needed to diagnose this disease can save lives. Recently, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated a digitizer for mammograms to the José Royol Public Health Center in Rivera. This will allow the center to perform 180 monthly preventive exams for breast cancer.

“I want to thank The Church of Jesus Christ,” said Dr. María Rosario Leira, the primary care network director. “Until now we have done mammograms with a very old method that was very complex and is practically not used anymore. With this new equipment, operating expenses are reduced by 40%, which adds to the advantages of preventing the scourge of breast cancer.”

Dr. Leonardo Cipriani, national director of the State Health Services Administration, also expressed his gratitude for the donation.

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