John Stoddard Cancer Center has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Bras for the Cause to offer “Pink Days” – a free mammogram program for uninsured and underinsured women in the Des Moines area.
In 2012, Pink Days will be offered on Saturday, August 25 and Saturday, September 29. Other days may be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Free mammograms are offered to women age 40 or over with income at or below 250% of the federal poverty income level who have no insurance or insurance that does not cover these services, and no Medicare Part B coverage
The Pink Days Program includes follow-up diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds if needed. Women who require additional testing beyond this or those diagnosed with cancer or a pre-cancerous condition, will be enrolled in the Iowa Care for Yourself Program for additional testing and treatment.
For questions or to see if you qualify, please fill out and submit the
Pink Days Form and a Stoddard representative will be in contact to discuss your eligibility or any questions you may have.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women receive an annual mammogram starting at age 40, obtain an annual clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional and perform monthly breast self-exams. Breast cancer is the disease many women fear the most, and early detection and treatment can dramatically improve a woman’s chances of survival. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 40 to 55. If detected early – and mammography is the best way to do that – the five-year survival rate for patients is more than 90 percent.
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