West Central District Health Department has received a grant from Susan G. Komen Great Plains for breast cancer awareness and screening. The Lincoln County area is at high-risk for late stage diagnosis of breast cancer and deaths due to breast cancer, according to the announcement.
The partnership between WCDHD and Susan G. Komen Great Plains will address the need for increased education, awareness, and screening for early detection.
WCDHD will utilize the funding to support a program called “Screen Early — Save Lives” to further breast cancer education and awareness and to provide financial assistance for clinical breast exams, mammograms, and ultrasounds for women over 40 or under 40 with risk factors.
For more information, a “lunch and learn” will be held May 12 in honor of Mother’s Day from noon-1p.m. at the North Platte Public Library.
Free health screenings will also be held from 11:30 a.m.-noon and from 1-1:30 that day. Lunch is free to those who RSVP to West Central at 308-696-1201 or by email to email@example.com.
Other education classes will be held. Organizations may contact WCDHD to schedule a presentation about breast health and screening.
Financial assistance for screenings is available through March 2018.
Women over 40 and those under 40 with risk symptoms or a family history of breast cancer may apply for financial assistance.
Women who are underinsured and meet income guidelines are encouraged to apply.