Austin, TX – Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is proud to be chosen as one of the Susan G. Komen® Greater Central and East Texas grant recipients for the 2020 year. This funding will help provide life-saving services to uninsured and underinsured women in Central Texas.
The Susan G. Komen® Greater Central and East Texas grant will fund services to residents of Travis County through Planned Parenthood’s health centers. Services funded include clinical breast exams, ultrasounds, biopsies, access to screening and diagnostic mammograms, , and one-on-one breast health education.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among women in Texas. With continued support from Susan G. Komen® Greater Central and East Texas, women of Travis County will have access to services to detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable.
For more than 85 years, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has served low-income and uninsured patients with essential preventive healthcare, including breast and cervical cancer screening, other gynecologic cancer screenings such as ovarian, vaginal, and uterine, advanced diagnosis of abnormal, precancerous and cancerous cervical cells using colposcopy, treatment of pre-cancerous cervical cells using LEEP, annual exams, a full range of birth control methods, sexually-transmitted infection testing and treatment, HPV vaccinations to prevent HPV-related cancers in women and men, gender affirming hormone therapy and more. Planned Parenthood health centers continue to assist those in need, especially during this unprecedented time, with expanded telehealth options and in-clinic services provided with health and safety measures in place to prevent COVID-19 exposure.
“Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen® Greater Central and East Texas on our shared mission to fight breast cancer,” said Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas President and CEO Ken Lambrecht, “We’re grateful that together we can provide Central Texans with the vital care they need when so many Texans face significant barriers to life-saving cancer screening and treatment options.”