As we celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation reflects on its deep commitment to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” One area in which the Foundation has made and continues to make a significant contribution is breast cancer and cervical cancer screening for women who would not have the access or the means to obtain these services.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the following breast health and breast cancer screening and cervical cancer programs and initiatives:
The Mammovan has provided more than 32,000 mammograms to women in the Washington metropolitan area since its launch in 1996. Last year, nearly sixty percent of the 2,200 mammograms performed on the van were provided to uninsured women.
Over the last 17 years, ¡Celebremos La Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life) program has provided services to over 7,000 women including over 6,800 mammograms and 6,700 Pap tests at sites in Washington, DC, Silver Spring, MD and Woodstock, IL.
Confess, the award-winning microsite, teaches girls and women about the importance of cervical cancer screening and provides facts about the HPV vaccine.
Breast Health Education for Young Women materials are a valuable resource for schools and communities nationwide. These materials have been used in almost all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries.
These programs and educational initiatives are just a sampling of the Foundation’s efforts to prevent cancer or detect early when it can be most successfully treated. To learn more about preventable cancers and the Prevent Cancer Foundation visit our website, blog and subscribe to our health and wellness updates.