1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection can save a life!

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

    Getting tested for breast cancer can make a dramatic difference in a woman’s chances of surviving the disease. The 5-year survival rate for women with breast cancer that has not spread outside the breast is 99%. However, if cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, the rate drops to 85%. And if it has spread to other organs, the 5-year survival rate drops to 26%.

    Mammograms are the best screening for finding breast cancer. Most women start at age 50.  If you are at higher risk or have a strong family history, your provider may recommend starting at 40.  And early detection is the best protection.

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    Talk to your doctor about scheduling your mammogram. If you are not insured or underinsured, there are programs available to cover the cost. Don’t let cost keep you from your breast cancer screening. To see how to qualify, visit or call Val Walsh-Haines at 307-578-2702.
    For financial assistance and to learn more call 877-437-2702.

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