FLORENCE - October is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Shoals Community Clinic’s Well Woman Project is helping the women of our area know their health is “In the Pink.” The Well Woman Project provides cancer screening to low-income, uninsured women of the Shoals throughout the year with medical exams, mammograms and education programs that promote healthy lifestyle choices. The clinic provides free clinical exams and referrals for free mammograms for qualifying women in partnership with the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Lauderdale County Radiology, and the Tri-State Center for Breast Health.
The Paint the Clinic Pink event takes place Thursday, October 22. The clinic will offer free
medical exams and cancer screenings for qualifying patients by appointment. These services are free for low-income women ages 40-64 who do not have health insurance or women 65 and over who do not have Medicare Part A.
October raises the awareness of this second most fatal of cancers in women and prompts women to seek these life-saving services. According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This event will help the clinic reach out to people who qualify for the services, but who may not know that these services are available. The ABCCED program provides free services such as pap smears, clinical exams, mammograms, biopsy and surgery as needed. Since 1996, the ABCCED program has screened over 100,000 women of Alabama and helped over 2,000 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The clinic follows all CDC protocols to maintain a safe environment for patients and staff. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call the clinic at 256-760-4713.