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Leon County Health Dept. makes breast screenings easier for low-income women

Leon Co. Health Dept. makes breast screenings easier for low-income women
Leon Co. Health Dept. makes breast screenings easier for low-income women
Posted at 6:55 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 04:27:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Leon County's Department of Health is working to make sure more women in the Big Bend are getting breast screenings.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Thursday morning to tell how officials are making getting breast screenings easier for low-income women.

Leon County's Department of Health offers a free detection program to make sure every woman is aware of her risk of getting breast cancer.

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is a screening program for women ages 50-64 who have low income and are underinsured or uninsured.

Anyone living in Jefferson, Leon, Madison, Taylor or Wakulla counties are invited to get free or low-cost mammograms, Pap tests and clinical breast exams.

Lynn Vinson, the regional coordinator Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: "Once they find out that we can assist financially, they're usually a little bit more responsive. Most of the women I've spoken with are very thankful that we have this program."

Thursday night WTXL is teaming up with the Florida Department of Health for a Pinked-Out Question Center focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness and prevention.

If you want more information on services surrounding breast cancer, then you don't want to miss it.

We will be answering all your questions during our 5, 5:30 and 6 newscasts.