Sunday, November 28, 2010

Low-cost or free mammography

Low-cost or free mammography
Most insurance companies and Medicare cover the cost of mammograms. And, in many areas of the country, low-cost or free mammograms are offered through national programs and community organizations.

•Komen Affiliates fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for those who need it most. Find an Affiliate in your area to learn what resources are available. Or, call our breast care helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) to find low-cost options in your area.
•National Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides access to breast cancer screening to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.
•YWCA provides breast cancer education and screening to women who lack access to health services.
•Planned Parenthood offers clinical breast exams and mammography referrals.
Each October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many imaging centers offer mammograms at reduced rates. For a list of certified radiology centers, visit the FDA website (

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