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Letter to the editor: Women’s Way covering mammogram costs

Published 07/03/2009, The Jamestown Sun

Effective July 1, Women’s Way is covering screening mammograms for clients ages 40-64. That is right, starting at age 40! Until now, the organization was able to provide screening mammograms starting at age 50, and covered women under 40 only when followup was recommended. These funds are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American Cancer Society and other medical associations recommend that breast cancer screening begin at the age of 40. This 10-year difference between “recommended screening” and “provided screening” left many women without access to early detection services.

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