is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander,
and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
Even women with no insurance can have regular mammograms
Get a Mammogram
Mammography is available at numerous accredited locations in most areas. To date, over 11,000 mammography facilities have been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in the U.S. Mammography facilities must meet quality standards.
There are locations nationwide and around the world where women can receive a mammogram at low cost. In the U.S., there are a number of resources you can access to receive a mammogram at low cost.
The United States Center for Disease Controls National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to critical breast and cervical cancer screening services for underserved women in the United States. Their Web site lets you click to your state to find a local health care facility that offers low-cost mammograms for women meeting the income guidelines. Click here.
The United States Governments National Cancer Institute can direct you to a local resource for low-cost mammograms. Call them toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). Be ready with your zip code. Click here.
The American Cancer Society. Go to cancer.org, find the blue box on the upper right (Find ACS in Your Community), enter your zip code, and itll direct you to your local ACS office. They can tell you what resources are available in your area. Or call the ACS toll-free: 1-800-ACS-2345.
The American Breast Cancer Foundations Key to Life Breast Cancer Screening Assistance Program
provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured women and men of all ages for breast cancer testing. Call their toll-free enrollment hotline, 877-Key-2-Life (877-539-2543).
Finally, try calling your local hospital. Ask to speak to a social worker. He or she will be the one wholl know about the availability of low-cost cancer screenings and/or special campaigns in your community.