Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Every year, more than 250,000 women in the U.S. receive a breast cancer diagnosis.
The most effective way to reduce the health impacts of breast cancer is through early detection aided by mammograms. Regular mammogram screening for women over the age of 40 is highly recommended to discover any early signs of breast cancer and help lessen breast cancer mortality.
In Manatee County, many women will forgo this critical annual screening due to a lack of health insurance. To raise awareness of the importance of early detection, We Care Manatee is partnering with the Manatee Diagnostic Center (Riverside Drive East location) to provide free mammograms to uninsured women in Manatee County.
Free mammogram screenings are available to all uninsured women between the ages of 40 to 64 who live in Manatee County. All participants must have an order from a physician. The eligibility of the participants will be determined by We Care Manatee. To schedule an appointment, get more information, or for assistance with obtaining a physician’s order give them a call at 941-755-3952.
About We Care Manatee
We Care Manatee focused on helping uninsured Manatee County residents connect to the healthcare they need. They facilitate free medical care to low-income uninsured residents of Manatee County with the support of more than 60 Manatee County medical specialists who generously donate their time.
We Care Manatee has the support of the Manatee County Government, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Manatee Community Foundation, the Florida Foundation of Free and Charitable Clinics, and many generous donors. Contact them for more information and follow them on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news and announcements.