It is estimated that over 220,000 women will be diagnosed with new cases
of invasive breast cancer in 2013. In addition, over 40,000 women will die
of this disease this year as well. This emphasizes the importance of early
detection and screening.
RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall, Health Department Public Information Director,
would like to encourage women to partner with a friend or family member to
remind each other to practice monthly breast self-exam and make annual
clinical exam and mammogram appointments.
The Health Department reminds area residents that their clinical
services program provides annual physical exams to area women, including a
breast exam and pap smear.
The clinic accepts medicaid payments and private pay. A sliding fee
scale, based on the client's income, has been established to assist
residents to obtain services.
In addition the Health Department is always available for breast cancer
prevention educational presentations for your group or organization.
For more information on Department's Women's Health services call (309)
852-0197 (Henry) or 852-3115 (Stark) or visit our website at
www.henrystarkhealth.com. or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County