Friday, October 1, 2010

Local health center to provide 1,000 free mammograms

WKRN Sep 30, 2010 8:31 PM CDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center hopes to provide 1,000 free mammograms through the end of November. "Last year we had about 300 women screened and maybe around three or four women who were found to have some early stages, early signs early stages of breast cancer," said Katina Beard with the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. "We were able to refer them and get them early treatment," she added. Mammograms will be available to women with no insurance and also those who have a family history of breast cancer but have health insurance that won't pay for the test. "We do find a lot of women that come and don't have any insurance and they're just ever so grateful to have this opportunity to be able to receive a mammogram with out that barrier of cost," said Beard. Screenings are by appointment only, by calling Matthew Walker at 615-340-1280 or 615-327-9400 ext. 341. Read more online at

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