Health: Free Breast/Mammogram Screenings in Palm Beach County
Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. Palm Beach County has a number of events this month and beyond to help fundraise, educate, and inform women about procedures, costs, and locations.
Had you heard of a program for uninsured and lower income women to obtain free breast/mammogram screenings?
If you are in need of a screening, are uninsured or underinsured, and can drive to Boca Raton, please call the following number (at Boca Raton Regional Hospital) for more information on scheduling an appointment and obtaining a Komen Grant: ( 561)955-4294
My screening/mammogram is being made available through the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan, which operates with Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a current recipient of grants awarded to non-profit health care agencies and service providers in our area via the County’s own chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation/For the Cure® .
Komen Grants are available/renwable year after year.
Here are some helpful resources/books in our library on breast cancer:
*Living through breast cancer : what a Harvard doctor and survivor wants you to know about getting the best care while preserving your self-image by Carolyn M.Kaelin
(Lantana Library Call No. 616.994 Kae)
*The American breast cancer guide : a comprehensive resource directory.
(Lantana Library Call No. 616.994 Ame)
*The everything health guide to living with breast cancer : an accessible and comprehensive resource for women by Lucia Giuggio Carvalho.
(Lantana Library Call No. 616.994 Car)
*Straight talk about breast cancer : from diagnosis to recovery by Suzanne W. Braddock
(Lantana Library Call No. 616.994 Bra)