Did you know there are over 12 different signs indicating breast cancer? Learn more about the signs from knowyourlemons.com. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Wisconsin Well Woman Program can help eligible women who need help paying for a breast cancer screening, called a mammogram.
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides free mammograms to eligible women ages 45-64, or to women ages 35-44 with breast symptoms or concerns. Over the course of a lifetime, one in eight women (12%) will be diagnosed with breast cancer. As women age, the risk increases. Also, women with close relatives who have breast cancer are at increased risk themselves.
There are steps women can take to help protect themselves against breast cancer:
- Stay at a healthy weight.
- Exercise regularly.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Eat nutritious food.
- Don’t start to smoke; but if you do smoke, you can get help quitting by calling the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-784-8669.
- Have regular breast cancer screenings.
For more information about scheduling a mammogram, contact Susan Garcia Franz or Jenny Winninghoff at the Winnebago County Health Department:
Phone: 920-727-8650 or 1-800-807-0522
Text: (920) 249-5111
Coordinator, Susan explains the WWWP in this video along with who is eligible and who should apply: