It's part of a nationwide expansion of Planned Parenthood's breast health programs, made possible by an outpouring of support and donations from the public response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to exclude Planned Parenthood from their grant process in late January.
The Arvada health center, located at 7853 N. Wadsworth Blvd, will receive support for the Breast Health Services Project to provide breast health screenings and breast self awareness education in an effort to prevent breast cancer for uninsured and underinsured women.
"At Planned Parenthood, we are committed to removing the barriers that stand in the way of women getting screened for breast cancer," said Cowart. "Whether it's a clinical exam, necessary follow-up services like biopsies or ultrasounds, or information about their options-we're pleased that we can serve our communities with vital screenings and follow-up care."
PPRM's client-centered cancer screening intervention services include breast self-awareness education, clinical breast exams, and diagnostic referrals to clients most at risk for breast cancer. During these visits clients are educated on how to reduce the risk factors for breast cancer; such as diet, exercise, monitoring their bodies for changes, knowing their family history and knowing their risk factors.
To learn more, go to www.pprm.org or call 1.800.230.PLAN.
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