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.
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 orthe Health Care Connection & Voluntary Initiative Program.
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.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer can affect women of any race, but African American women have a higher risk of getting this aggressive form of breast cancer. And, in Delaware the number of women with triple negative breast cancer is higher than anywhere else in the nation.
A group of staff and community volunteers decided to take on Triple Negative Breast Cancer by building networks throughout our community to educate neighbors about cancer risk assessment, prevention, early detection, treatment options and clinical research trials.
To learn more about the Story of BRENDA™ or schedule a free presentation for your community group, contact ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach Department at the Graham Cancer Center at 302-623-4661 or complete a request form below.
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.
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.