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Cone Health Offers Free Mammograms For Uninsured Women

7:06 AM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Experts recommend women who are 40 years old or older, should have annual mammograms.

Tami Knutson, manager for the Cone Health Breast Cancer Center, said it's crucial to detect breast cancer early.

"An annual mammogram could make the different between detecting Stage I, treatable, breast cancer and Stage IV breast cancer," said Knutson.

The reality is, not every woman can afford to get a regular mammogram, so Cone Health Cancer Center is making it easier.

Susan G. Komen Northwest NC gave the Cone Health Cancer Center a $45,000 grant to make the tests available to uninsured women.

Additionally, the annual Women's Only 5K Walk & Run has raised money for the Mammography Scholarship Fund, which provides mammograms for women who otherwise could not afford the screening service.

In 2012, the event raised more than $124,000 for the Fund.

The Mammogram Scholarship Fund covers one mammogram screening per year for women age 40 and older, who meet the criteria. But women need to fill out a new application each year.

To find out whether you qualify for a free mammogram, and to learn more, you can call Imaging Services at Women's Hospital at 336-832-6515.

You can also visit Cone Health's website for more information.

 

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