Pink Courage: Free Breast Exam Clinics

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Every woman over the age of 40 needs to be getting mammograms yearly, and those services are being made available to everyone in our community.

"We're really lucky to work in a community where our doctors and our physicians are so focused on helping people and being here for the community," said Kelsey Brock, Program Coordinator at Washington Regional Cancer Support Home.

 Washington Regional Cancer Support Home, with help from The Breast Center of NWA - A MANA Clinic and UAMS, put on a free breast exam clinic thanks to funding from Susan G. Komen Ozark.

"Our no excuses program is super involved in making sure that women, no matter what their socioeconomic status is, have this access and have the opportunity to get the healthcare that they deserve," said Brock.

The Arkansas State Legislature recently passed a law requiring insurance companies to pay for 3D mammography and screening breast ultrasounds.

"Our goal is to find cancers, breast cancers, when they're at their smallest size and at their earliest stage. 3D mammography helps us do that because it helps us see through all the tissue on a mammogram to help us find those earlier cancers," Dr. Kelly A. Pierce, a radiologist at Breast Center of NWA.

Long-time survivors, like Callie Summers who is a 49-year survivor, are blown away by the new technology and are happy to volunteer their time to give others hope.

"I feel that my story helps give hope to a lot of people, that's the reason I'm so free speaking about it... After they've talked with us, you can see a difference in their attitude and the way they smile and most of them want a hug when they leave and that lifts my heart," said Summers.

For information on when the next free breast exam clinic will be held, call (479) 271-2257 for the Bentonville location and (479) 521-8024 for the Fayetteville location of Cancer Support Home.
 


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