Thursday, October 8, 2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fulton Offers a Full Array of Women’s Services in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

In observance of the 30th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fulton County Health Services is reminding women to take advantage of the preventive services available in our Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States and in Georgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC says early detection—through health screenings—can lower the death rate of breast and cervical cancers.  The agency recommends more women should avail themselves of preventive screenings.   

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers breast and cervical screenings and other diagnostic procedures.  The program will cover the cost of a mammogram as medically indicated to uninsured Fulton residents who meet the program criteria.  CDC statistics also show cancer deaths disproportionately affect women who are uninsured or underinsured.

To qualify for Fulton County’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program’s diagnostic services, a woman must:

  • Be a  Fulton County resident
  • Uninsured
  • Income eligible
  • 40 to 64 years of age
  • Have had last mammogram more than a year ago
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program services are available at these three Fulton County health centers: Adamsville Regional, College Park Regional, and North Fulton Regional Health Centers.

To schedule an appointment, call the Fulton County Health and Wellness Women's Health program at 404-612-1649 or visit to find the health center nearest you. 

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