Health Team

Orange Co. gets grant to provide mammograms to uninsured

Posted May 31, 2013

— The latest Komen grant will serve to provide free breast exams and mammograms to 250 people in Orange County. Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast gave $61,113 to the county health department for exams for the uninsured and underinsured.

Another grant – $5,501 from the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program – will fund an additional 18 free exams.

Each program has eligibility limits, but both are available to uninsured and underinsired residents.

Women between age 40 and 64 who have not been screened in the last five years are eligible for a free cervical screening.

Women and men between age 40 and 64 or people of any age with symptoms of breast cancer are eligible for free breast exam and mammogram.

The grants provide for testing, diagnostic testing for abnormal results and referrals for further treatment.


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