Free Breast Cancer Screenings Available To Qualifying Tennesseans
Tennessee ranks 30th in the country in terms of women 40 and over who get a breast screening mammogram. More than nine thousand Tennessee women benefited from a free program that offers screenings for breast cancer in 2017. That same program is available again this year. Kelly Luskin is with the State Department of Health.
(:13)…Early detection is key, and I think having providers having that conversation right from the very beginning of, “OK, we’re going to do this screening and based on the results, we may need to follow up with you, and the importance of timely treatment.”
Women can qualify based on income and current insurance coverage gaps…doctors recommend mammograms no later than age 50