This awe-inspiring doctor, @doctor.mike is using his platform to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer 🙌🏻💪🏼 (link in BIO👆🏻).
One of 8 women will develop BREAST CANCER. Finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Mammography is the most effective screening tool used to find breast cancer in most women. It can find cancers at an early stage, when they are small and the chances of survival are highest.
✨Low-cost or free mammograms✨...
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover the cost of mammograms.
Since September 2010, the Affordable Care Act has required all new health insurance plans to cover yearly mammograms with no out-of-pocket costs (co-payments or co-insurance) for women ages 40 and older . .
✨✨If you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover #mammograms, the organizations below can help you find a low-cost or free mammogram (or help with the cost). Komen Affiliates fund breast cancer education and screening projects in their communities for those who need it most. Find your local Affiliate and learn about programs in your area.
Call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT to find low-cost options in your area.
American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) offers financial assistance for breast cancer screening and follow-up tests to uninsured women.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides access to breast cancer screening to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.
Planned Parenthood offers clinical breast exams and referrals for mammography (and any follow-up testing, such as breast ultrasound).
Each October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many imaging centers offer mammograms at reduced rates. To find a certified mammography center in your area, visit the FDA website (www.fda.gov).
(Source: Komen and Cancer.org) @komengreaternyc @susangkomen @americancancersociety