Friday, October 27, 2017

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, AAHI is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Eligible low income, uninsured Montgomery County women can receive breast and cervical cancer screenings. These screenings include a yearly clinical breast exam and a free mammogram, and a cervical cancer screening exam including a pelvic exam and Pap test. Diagnosis, nursing case management and follow up care is provided as needed. The program helps link women to other community and state resources and provides cancer outreach and education.

  • To apply: Call 240-777-1750 or apply in person at the program offices, 2424 Reedie Drive, Suite 218, Wheaton, MD  20902.  
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Women must be between 40 and 64 years of age
    • Montgomery County resident
    • Uninsured and have household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines.
    • Proof of income such as pay stubs and income tax returns.  

For more information, visit AAHI's Resource Library at and click on "Cancer Screening Guidelines".

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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