FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS FOR LATINAS

By Hannah Keeling, WVUA 23 Student Reporter

TUSCALOOSA – A local hospital is offering free breast cancer screenings for Hispanic women.

During October, to raise awareness, the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center located at DCH Regional Hospital hosts two days of free breast cancer screenings.

On Monday, October 26th, from 5 to 7 p.m. all Latina women will have the opportunity to attend the event. Registration will take place in the lobby and a translator will be provided if needed.

The patients will receive education about how to do a breast self-examination, a clinical breast exam from a health care professional and a voucher for free digital mammogram at the new Breast Center at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Patients can have little or no insurance who are 40 or over, who have no personal history of breast cancer and who have not had a mammogram for at least 12 months.

Event organizers are adamant that events like these save the lives of women who might not have the chance for regular screenings.

According to statistics, in the United States one in eight women will develop breast cancer. However, the survival rate is 98 percent if the disease is caught in the early stages.

For more information, call Patient Navigator Katrina Lewis at (256) 330-3647.

 

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