Did you know the No. 1 way to fight cancer is early detection? Mammography and Pap Screenings are important exams that help in early detection. Screening is especially important if you have a family history of breast or cervical cancer.
Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) is developing new programs that make it easier – and more affordable – for women to receive their mammograms and PAP screenings. Talk to your Provider today to see if you qualify for FREE screenings. Just call your doctor’s office for additional details!
Not yet a patient of AAPHC? No worries! Visit www.AAPHC.org to find an office near your work or home. Once you become a patient, our AAPHC team will be able to see if you qualify for the free screenings. AAPHC is committed to providing high quality health care to ALL of our Southwest Georgia residents!
Fast Facts about Breast and Cervical Cancers:
• Breast Cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity. Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The very best way to detect, and fight, breast cancer is with a mammogram.
• A PAP screening can detect cancer cells, but also abnormal cells that may develop into cancer if left untreated. According to the CDC, cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, in the past 40 years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly. This decline largely is the result of many women getting regular Pap tests, which can find cervical cancer cells before it turns into cancer.
To see if you qualify for this service, please bring proof of income at the time of your next appointment. We'll be happy to review the program and see if you are eligible for these free health screenings.