From Taylor County Health
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women; an estimated 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and approximately 280,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2021. Cancer touches so many families across our counties.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women. To find out more about this program in Iowa please visit the Care for Yourself page through the Iowa Department of Public Health: https://idph.iowa.gov/cfy
Early detection is one of the most important strategies for treating breast cancer successfully and regular screenings are the most reliable way to detect it early. TCPH encouraged everyone to maintain their scheduled screenings, doctor appointments and treatments!