Every year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S., or one in eight women, are diagnosed
with breast cancer. It’s one of the most common forms of cancer for American
women, second only to lung cancer.
Mammograms are among the best ways to detect breast cancer. There’s a 96-percent
survival rate of five years and beyond if detected early. Women age 40 and older
are recommended to receive mammograms every one to two years. Yet 13 million U.S.
women in this age group have never had a mammogram.
To help more women receive breast cancer screenings,
The Breast Cancer Site will donate a free mammogram to underprivileged women
who can’t afford the cost. It’s simple – just click on the homepage’s
pink box that says “Click Here to Give.” Donations are not required.
Mammograms are paid by sponsors who advertise on the site.
Visitors can donate money for mammograms by purchasing clothes, bags, accessories
and other items from
The Breast Cancer Site Store. The site also allows you to donate to the
Mayo Clinic’s breast cancer research fund.
In addition to mammogram donations, the site also provides information about breast
cancer and tips on how women can reduce their risks. There’s an illustrated
guide on how to do a self-exam, which women are recommended to do monthly.
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