DMMU is a service which provides free mammogram screening for the public especially the underprivileged community located far from hospitals.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world, including Malaysia. A study done by our team back in 2006 showed that the lack of access to medical facilities caused late detection, lack of awareness and low education in breast cancer. To tackle this issue, MAKNA started the Digital Mobile Mammogram Unit (DMMU).
By modifying our trailer, we are able to travel throughout the country including far rural areas in the effort towards increasing and promoting early breast cancer detection. As of now, we have 3 DDMU trailers located in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah.
Criteria for MAKNA
Women aged 40 to 65 years old
Previous mammogram more than 24 months ago
Never underwent breast surgery
Never received cancer treatment