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Fulton County Health Services encourages women to get screened for breast cancer
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Fulton County Health Services encourages women to get screened for breast cancer

ATLANTA -- According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer among Georgia women. On October 17, 2012, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, Division of Women’s Health will rock to “Motown Melodies” at its Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event at the Adamsville Recreation Center where residents can get a free clinical breast exam, blood pressure checks, glucose and HIV screenings.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time we all can encourage the women we care about to get screened,” states Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services.  “Early detection is key.”

Fulton County’s Division of Women’s Health program, offers Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention (BCCP) Program at six health centers.  The program provides breast exams, breast education, and a mammogram to eligible women at no cost.  To participate, women must:

  • be a Fulton County resident
  • be uninsured
  • be income eligible
  • be 40 to 64 years of age
  • had her last mammogram more than a year ago

Women between the ages of 35-39, who have had breast problems or are at risk, may be able to receive services through this program.

BCCP Program locations:

  • Adamsville Health Center – 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, 404-612-4215      
  • Willie J. Freeman College Park Regional Health Center -1920 John E. Wesley Ave.,                   College Park, 404-765-4155
  • Lakewood Health Center - 1853 Jonesboro Rd., SE, Atlanta, 404-624-0626
  • Neighborhood Union Health Center, 186 Sunset Ave., Atlanta, 404-612-4665
  • Center for Health and Rehabilitation – 265 Boulevard., NE, Atlanta, 404-612-5835
  • North Fulton Regional Health Center – 3155 Royal Drive, Alpharetta, 404-332-1876

For more information, call the Fulton County Women's Health program at (404) 612-1640 or log-on to www.fultoncountygahealth.org.

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