October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness about this pervasive disease.
Breast cancer affects women of all backgrounds, and timely screenings are crucial to early detection and successful treatment.
However, disparities in healthcare access and outcomes persist, with black women facing a 40% higher breast cancer death rate than their white counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).*
To address disparities in access, Care Resource has partnered with Florida Mobile Mammography to extend opportunities for breast cancer screenings, making 3D mammograms accessible to our patients and the community.
Alicia Lee-Clarke, Clinical Services Manager at Care Resource, emphasizes the importance of these screenings,
“We’ve partnered with Florida Mobile Mammography to bring enhanced screening technology to South Florida’s women. Mammograms are essential and allow doctors to identify breast cancer as early as three years before it can be felt. It is essential that all women learn their family history of cancer, understand their risk, and make healthy lifestyle choices to lower it.“
We encourage you to take an active role in promoting women’s health this month. Encourage the women in your life to schedule their mammograms and regular check-ups. Early detection saves lives, and your support can make all the difference. Let’s work together to stop illness before it starts and ensure that all women have access to the care they need.
Future Florida Mobile Mammography is available at the Oakland Park Health Center:
– November 4
– November 11
– December 9
Existing patients who are interested in the services provided by Florida Mobile Mammography should consult with their healthcare provider or speak to a Patient Care Assistant (PCA).
New patients can use the pre-registration form to request a medical appointment to determine eligibility.
*Breast Cancer Statistics, (2023, June 8) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.