Can’t Afford A Mammogram? El Paso Komen For The Cure Can Help
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this week is Mike and Tricia’s Pink Ribbon Week, so you’ll hear us talking a lot about early detection being the best protection against breast cancer. But what if you can’t afford the one test that can help detect breast cancer early?
I posted pictures of my mammogram last year at Las Palmas in a blog, and this year, I’m going to have our digital diva, Lauren, take video so you can see that it really doesn’t make you scream or hurt, it’s just uncomfortable.
I’m lucky because I have health insurance that will cover a yearly visit to my ob-gyn and a mammogram, but what if you don’t have insurance?
The El Paso Chapter of Komen for the Cure can help out. Log onto their website at komenelpaso.org, call them at 533-4433 for information on how you can get a low cost mammogram. There is nothing like early prevention, and the best way for you and your doctor to know what is going on inside your breasts year to year is having a mammogram to look at.
I know it’s scary, but the alternative is scarier. 30 seconds of discomfort, or a cancer diagnosis? I would go with the discomfort every time. Call Komen El Paso for information on a low-cost mammogram, or call your doctor to schedule your mammogram today.