Screening is Key to Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

November 2, 2020

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in America. One in eight women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer when it is easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about the best screening options for you. If screening is the right choice we encourage you to get it done.

If the cost of breast cancer screening is an obstacle, for nearly 30 years the Center for Disease Control’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) has provided low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services. Visit the CDC’s website or call 1-888-842-6355 to find out if you qualify for free breast cancer screening.

Another option is your nearest Planned Parenthood clinic. Planned Parenthood offers health services to all and free or low-cost screening for those who have limited income and do not have health insurance.

Don’t put your health on hold. Find out if screening is right for you.