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No Insurance? No Excuse. Get a Mammogram - It Could Save Your Life!


 

Every 12 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer. Please take time for an exam – it could make all the difference.

Things You May Not Know About Breast Cancer

  • Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, right behind skin cancer.
  • It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
  • A woman living in the US has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.
  • White women have higher incidences of breast cancer, but African-Americans and Latinas are more likely to die from breast cancer.

Getting a breast exam and mammogram can help save your life by catching these cancers in the early stages, when they are most treatable.

Think You Can’t Afford a Mammogram?

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) wants to help women get the screening tests they need to detect breast and cervical cancers. The program helps save the lives of women through early detection by providing those who qualify with FREE examinations. The exam includes a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam and a mammogram.

BCCCP also provides you with knowledge by giving individual education and counseling services to teach you how to improve your health!

Because we want every woman to be tested regularly, BCCCP provides these free services to women who are between the ages of 40-64, who have little or no insurance and meet financial requirements. We even provide referrals and follow-up when needed. Some women who are 18-39 years of age may also be eligible for these services.

Give us a call – we’re here to help! Call 250-6006.