Hundreds of West Texas women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. We know that early detection of breast cancer can mean the difference between life and death, but too many women in our region do not get the recommended screenings.
Women age 40 and over should receive regular breast cancer screenings. Have you been delaying your mammogram because you lack insurance or can't afford to see a doctor?
A new program from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, called Access to Breast Care for West Texas, can help link West Texas women to available resources for breast cancer prevention and screenings, including mammograms, breast exams, transportation and other assistance. In addition, the program can pay for mammography and breast cancer diagnostic testing for women who qualify.
Unfortunately, breast cancer doesn't wait, so breast cancer screening shouldn't either.
Call 1.855.ABC.4WTX (1.855.222.4989) for more information.
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