Early Detection is the Best Protection!

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Although Breast Cancer is leveling out in the United States, a closer look at the state of Georgia shows that breast cancer is still relatively higher than the U.S. rates and Georgia has an increased number of deaths from breast cancer. Given the number of breast cancer screening methods available (e.g., self-examination, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and breast ultrasound), more efforts are being done to provide access to care. Here at the Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale Health Departments (GNR Health), our trained providers screen for breast cancer and make sure you get the linkage to care you need. Just last year, the BCCS Program provided clinical breast exams and mammograms to over 2200 women!

Every October the GNR Health observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Our breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is helping to ensure that women across our counties have access to regular screenings.

So throughout the month of October, show off your pink and tell the women in your life how important yearly screenings are to their health. For more information on theĀ Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, call or visit one of our health centers.

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