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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer
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Statistics

• An estimated 920 new invasive cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in Utah during 2007

• In 2007, the American Cancer Society estimates that 240 women in Utah will die from breast cancer

• Breast Cancer is the leading cause of female cancer death in both Utah and the U.S.

• Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer survive the disease

Detection

• Getting a yearly mammogram, beginning at age 40, is the best way to detect breast cancer in it’s earliest, most treatable stage. *

• Mammograms locate cancer too small to feel during a clinical breast examination.

• Mammograms can detect breast cancer an average of 1-3 years before a woman can feel the lump

• The American Cancer Society recommends that women aged 40 or older have an annual mammogram.

Screening Services

• The Utah Cancer Control Program offers free Breast and Cervical Cancer screening.

• Screening services are available for qualifying women between the ages of 50-64 at over 45 locations statewide. Low-cost screening may be available to qualifying women between the ages of 40-49. Call 1.800.717.1811 for the location nearest you. *

• Call 1-800-717-1811 to see if you qualify for a free breast and cervical cancer screening. *

• Eligible women receive the following free screening services: Pap test, Pelvic Examination, clinical breast examination, instruction on self-breast examination, and a voucher for a free mammogram.

• Since 2000 Utah’s screening rate for breast cancer has remained constant – we have one of the lowest screening rates in the nation with 68% of Utah women 40 and older reporting that they have had had a mammogram in the last two years.

Treatment

• Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer by any health care provider may be eligible for Medicaid Treatment referral through the Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP). For more information call 1.800.717.1811*

• Women diagnosed with Breast Cancer should consult with their health care provider to discuss the best treatment options available for them.

*Higher Priority

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