MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Breast cancer will strike one in eight women in their lifetimes, medical research shows. But caught in the early stages, chances are good that many women can and do beat the disease.
On Fridays in October, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Mobile County Health Department’s Women’s Center is offering free clinical breast exams to those who qualify. Based on income eligibility, patients may qualify for a voucher to get a free mammogram from one of our local hospitals, MCHD staff said.
“It’s vital for women older than 40 to have annual clinical breast exams,” said MCHD Health Officer Dr. Bernard Eichold. “Early detection often results in good outcomes.”
There are three ways to take advantage of the free service this month. Patients can simply walk-in, call the appointment line at 251-690-8889 or call the Women’s Center registration desk at 251-690-8948.
Eligibility Criteria: Women must be between the ages of 40 and 64, have no insurance or be under insured and meet certain income guidelines. For more information about the program, call the Women’s Center at the number mentioned above.
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