Project Breast CARE

(Cancer, Awareness, Referral and Education)

Project Breast CARE (Cancer, Awareness, Referral and Education) is a program to provide breast health education and connect women with resources to receive free or low-cost breast health services. We especially focus on reaching African American women. This group dies from breast cancer at more than twice the rate of other racial/ethnic groups. Late stage detection is one of the factors in the higher rate of mortality. Thus, one of our goals is to promote and increase access to mammograms.

If you or someone you know needs a mammogram or other information, please call (512) 402-2242 or email mila.jackson@aaahct.org.

We encourage women to take the following steps to reduce their risk of getting breast cancer and increase the likelihood of surviving if cancer is detected:

  1. Know Your Risk – Talk to your doctor about your personal and family health history
  2. Know Your Normal – Know how your breast look and feel and report changes to your doctor immediately
  3. Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices – Maintain a healthy weight, exercise, limit alcohol intake, limit postmenopausal hormone use, and breastfeed if you can.
  4. Get Screened – Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk; Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20 and annually starting at age 40; Talk to your doctor if you are under 40 and have a family history or other health concerns.

Source – Susan G. Komen®

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