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Health: Free Breast/Mammogram Screenings in Palm Beach County

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Hi everyone!

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.

Click here for a longer list of health care agencies in our area that have received Komen grants.  You can also phone 561-514-3020 x14 or email lisa@komensouthflorida.org for more information.

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)

Written by lantanalister1

October 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

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  1. your list of other providers does not come up. nor does the susan komen link. check your website .

    dawn lauck

    March 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    • Ms. Lauck, thank you for letting me know about these broken links. I’ve now repaired them.
      Ms. C. Burns, Volunteer Librarian

      lantanalister1

      March 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  2. Dear users,
    the hyperlinks to Susan B. Komen have been fixed/updated and are working again. Thank you.
    Ms. C. Burns
    Volunteer Librarian
    March 29, 2013

    lantanalister1

    March 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm


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