DCH offering free mammograms this month for uninsured women
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Whitney Leibold
“When we do the breast screening, we are hoping women are going to take control of their health and we want them to be able to feel confident to come and have their mammograms done,” said DCH Nurse Katrina Lewis.
The screenings are available thanks to the DCH Foundation Breast Cancer Fund.
Women older than 40 are encouraged to get a mammogram once a year, but those with a family history of breast cancer should get screened starting earlier. Lewis said they’re encouraging women who are in their 20s or 30s to consider getting a breast exam so they can learn how to check for breast cancer.
Free screening requirements include:
- No personal history of breast cancer
- No health insurance
- At least 12 months since last mammogram
- Must live in the DCH service area
- Must be a woman 25 or older
If you’re interested in a screening, you must register by Oct. 13. You can do that by clicking right here, or calling 205-343-8493.
Results are available for participants a week after their screening.