Breast cancer has an insidious way of touching most everyone’s life- whether it’s a mother, sister, cousin or friend. Each year approximately 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and 40,000 women die as a result of their illness.
This October Barnabas is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
Early detection can make a difference! During October, the primary focus of Barnabas Health Services is to provide services for women at risk. Whether it is through annual breast screening exams or other health services, Barnabas is committed to serving as the safety net provider for women without alternate choices for health care.
The importance of screenings and conducting examinations is the early detection which is critical when it comes to fighting this disease. Barnabas Health Services is providing critical breast screening exams at no cost for the women in Nassau County who might otherwise not have access to screenings.
Women without medical insurance and whose income level meets the eligibility guidelines can be seen by simply phoning (904)261-7887 to make an appointment. Barnabas Health Services is located at 1303 Jasmine Street in Fernandina Beach.
As we enter October, the good news is that there is an option for many Nassau County women that previously didn’t have access to breast screening exams.