This program provides free mammograms, clinical breast examinations,
and pap testing to women who meet the following guidelines:
Must be a Maryland Resident
2. Age 40-64
3. No health insurance or insurance does not pay for the above screening
4. Income falls within the specified Federal income guidelines (click the following link for current information).
health care providers who participate with the program will complete
the physical exam.
Please call 301-759-5083 to see if you qualify
for these services and to make an appointment.
Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths to women in Maryland.
Being a woman is the #1 risk factor for breast cancer. Other risk
factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer include:
personal history of breast or ovarian cancer
mother, daughter, or sister who has breast cancer
using hormone replacement therapy (estrogen and/or progesterone).
if you do not have any of these risk factors, you can still develop
Early detection saves lives!
a clinical BREAST EXAMINATION AND MAMMOGRAM ANNUALLY BEGINNING
AT AGE 40.
performing a self breast examination monthly, (as recommended by the
Komen Foundation), look for these signs and symptoms of possible problems
in your breast and underarm area. If you notice any of them, call
your health care professional right away:
Lumps, hard knot, or thickening in any part of the breast
swelling, warmth, or redness that does not go away
or puckering of skin of your breast
scaly sore or rash on nipple
in of nipple or other parts of breast
that starts suddenly
one spot that does not vary with your monthly cycle
that is bloody
is Cervical Cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells develop in the tissues
of the cervix (opening of the uterus). The cervix connects the uterus
to the vagina. Before cancer cells appear on the cervix, the tissues
of the cervix go through changes. A pap test will usually find these
cells. When it is found and treated EARLY, cervical cancer
can be CURED! Your body gives you no early warning signs that
you are developing cervical cancer. Once you start feeling bad enough
to see your doctor, it could be too late. Routine screening tests
could save your life!
more information on breast and/or cervical cancer, click on the links
Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: www.komen.org