Screening mammograms are one of our best weapons against breast cancer. To help make this essential test convenient for the women in our community, we contract with James Graham Brown Cancer Center to provide the mobile mammogram unit here at the Bullitt County Health Department.
It is estimated that one-third of all breast cancer deaths in America each year could be prevented by early detection. Early diagnosis of breast cancer offers women more treatment options and greatly reduces mortality.
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Unfortunately, not every woman 40 or over will be screened for cancer. If you are age 20 or older, you need a yearly breast exam by a health professional, pap test, pelvic exam, and instruction in breast self-exam. If you are age 40 or older you need a yearly breast exam by a health professional, pap test, pelvic exam, and a mammogram (from the American Cancer Society).
There are two ways to access this convenient service. Your doctor can write you a prescription for a mammogram or you can have a Cancer Screening through the Health Department. Here at Bullitt County Health Department on the day of your appointment, clinic staff will ask you about your medical history and talk about ways you can improve your health and prevent disease. This is a good time to discuss any concerns and ask questions. Next, a medical professional will examine your breasts and you will learn how to examine your own breast. The health department staff will let you know the results of your tests.
The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program provides free or low-cost mammograms. These services are available every year for women 40-64 who do not have health insurance to cover the cost. For women over 65 years old Medicare/Medicaid allows for annual mammograms.
You must have a doctor's order to go through our screening process. Appointments can fill up quickly!
Please call today to set up your appointment! 502-543-2415 or 502-955-7837.