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Why is a mammogram so important?

Image of two women and a little girl visiting Why is the fight against breast and cervical cancer important? Consider the following:
  • More women in Utah die of breast cancer than any other cancer, yet a simple mammogram can save a life by finding breast cancer early.
  • Cervical cancer is one of the most curable cancers if detected early through routine screening.

Regular screening is the key to finding these cancers early. It is recommended that beginning at age 21, women get regularly screened for cervical cancer and at age 40 and older, women should begin getting a mammogram every year. Click here for more information on other low-cost screening exams.

It is easy to put off getting screened every year--but making your health a priority is one of the best investments you can make with your time. Especially when getting screened can be as easy as One, Two, FREE!

If you or a woman you know are between the ages of 50 and 64 you may qualify for FREE screening. And, if cancer is found, any needed treatment may also be free or low cost.

Click here to find out where screenings are available in your area, and browse the rest of the website for great ways you can help yourself and the women in your lives take care.