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The Importance of Breast Health

One woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. And while the risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, thereís no such thing as being too young for breast cancer.

Breast cancer can affect all of us, regardless of our age, ethnicity, income level, and sexual orientation. Thatís why itís so important for all women to have access to breast cancer screenings and educational resources.

Thanks to the generous support of our community and donors, we may have financial assistance available for your breast health care. Call 1-800-230-PLAN to schedule an appointment at your nearest health center. The caring staff at Planned Parenthood can talk with you about any breast health concerns and any testing or treatment you may need.


Learn more about breast health from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America website.

Our breast health services are partially funded by grants from Planned Parenthood Federation of America and affiliates with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded Planned Parenthood a grant to provide free clinical breast exams and breast health evaluation and education for women with unusual breast tissue or breast health concerns. Referrals for free mammograms and diagnostic services will be provided to eligible clients at Planned Parenthood health centers in Austin.

 

The Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded Planned Parenthood a grant to provide low-income and uninsured women with referrals for free lifesaving mammograms. This grant enables Planned Parenthood to provide no-cost screening mammograms through referral programs in six Dallas County health centers.

 


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