Myth Monday

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“Fact or Myth:  I can’t afford a mammogram, so I can’t get screened” 

Myth!  Just because you cannot afford a mammogram does not mean you can’t get screened.  Local Komen affiliates fund local grantees that provide screening programs to help uninsured or underinsured women receive life-saving breast health services.

Find an Affiliate in your area to learn what resources are available to you.

—Or call our breast care helpline at 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) to help find low-cost options in your area.

You can also contact…

—The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides access to breast cancer screening to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.

Also, each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many imaging centers offer mammograms at reduced rates. Here is a link with more information about low cost screenings: http://ww5.komen.org/Content.aspx?id=19327353256&terms=low%20cost%20mammography

Early detection is key, so don’t let the myth that just because you can’t afford a mammogram mean you can’t get screened and stop you from taking control of your health! We are here to help!  

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