Breast Cancer Screenings and Preventive Healthcare

One out of eight women 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, there’s no such thing as being too young for breast cancer.

Clinical breast exams are the first line of defense for  detecting breast cancer in many women. Early detection of breast cancer is key to getting treatment and saving lives. Routine breast exams help women and their doctors identify lumps and changes that should get checked out further.

Breast exams are part of regular well-woman visits at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Our highly trained doctors and nurses screen for signs of breast cancer and provide referrals for further diagnostic testing, such as a mammogram or biopsy. Schedule your exam today.

Can’t afford diagnostic breast health care? We’re here.

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is proud to offer a new  grant program that helps to cover the costs of follow-up tests for women who are unable to afford them. If a woman visits a health center and has an abnormal result in a breast exam, we will work with her to connect her to a local community partner that offers diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, or biopsies.

The expansion of Planned Parenthood’s breast health education, outreach, and services across the country was made possible by the generous outpouring of support we received last spring in response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood health centers across the country.

Don’t wait to take control of your health. Schedule your exam today or call 800-258-4448 to learn more or to make an appointment.

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