Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Look around you. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While you can’t change some of the things that put you at risk — like family history, your age or ethnicity — click here to learn things you can do to lower your risk.
Finding breast cancer and starting treatment early increases your chances of successfully beating breast cancer. Are you doing these three things?
- Annual clinical breast exam. Click here to Find a Doctor or call us at 800-693-CARE.
- Mammogram based on American Cancer Society guidelines.
- Know your normal — know what your breasts normally feel like and report changes to your doctor.
Screening for Life and Health Care Connection
Don’t let lack of insurance or copays keep you from getting a mammogram! Screening for Life and the Health Care Connection Screening for Life provides payment for cancer screening tests recommended by your doctor if you meet age, income and insurance guidelines. This program is a cooperative effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Care Connection simplifies the eligibility screening process to help uninsured Delawareans access primary care and medical specialists, disease prevention services — such as cancer screenings — and helps ensure access to prescription programs, laboratory and radiology services.
To learn more, call 302-623-4661 or visit Screening For Life or the Health Care Connection & Voluntary Initiative Program.
The Story of BRENDA
Delaware women — especially African-American Delaware women — are among those at highest risk in the nation for the aggressive triple negative breast cancer.
Volunteer speakers are now available to share The Story of BRENDA, a free educational program on triple negative breast cancer and its impact on the African-American community.
Although BRENDA is not a real person, the acronym helps women remember key steps for reducing their risk of breast cancer, especially the aggressive triple negative form of the disease for which there currently is no targeted treatment.
Remember BRENDA to lower your risk for triple negative breast cancer:
Reduce alcohol and sugary drinks.
Achieve a health body weight.
Every Woman Matters
Each fall, more than 150 women gather for Every Woman Matters, a free health and wellness breakfast to learn more about cancer prevention, screenings and treatment. The popular annual event is also an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and honor those who have faced a cancer journey.
The Pink Ribbon program is a free service that helps women find community resources and funding for mammograms and other needed care. Our navigators can help you:
- Schedule appointments.
- Find transportation.
- Find funding to cover the cost of the mammogram, if needed.
We are also available to be with you as a support person during the screening and will help you learn more about breast cancer risks, early detection and treatment options.
To schedule a mammogram through the Pink Ribbon program, call 302-623-4746.
Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions