Kiss 95.1 is joining the fight to help end Breast Cancer. October 1st through October 31st is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the National Breast Cancer Organisation, 1 in 8 women in the United States develop breast cancer within their lifetime.
This time is dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Join us as we fight together to help uplift women in need.
Here is a list of Breast Cancer Resources to provide more information on diagnosis, treatment, and educational information. If you are in need of local assistance, please call one of our Charlotte area hospitals and ask to speak to a social worker, patient navigator, or nurse navigator. They will be able to refer you to any state or local financial assistance programs for breast cancer exams or breast cancer treatment.
Free Educational Guides: NBCF is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, educational information on breast health and healthy living. From understanding the importance of early detection to knowing how to prepare for a mammogram, NBCF’s online resources and guides aim to empower women and men with useful information.
National Mammography Program: NBCF provides grants to facilities across the United States that provide screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, clinical breast exams, and patient navigation to underserved individuals who qualify.
Patient Navigator Program: The Patient Navigator Program is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides access to breast cancer screening services to underserved women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribal organizations.
National Cancer Institute: Information about free or low-cost mammogram screening programs is available through NCI’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-422-6237.
The American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides resource lists for free or low-cost mammograms and financial assistance based on your location. When you go to their website, Cancer.org, look for the “About Us” tab in the top right corner. When you click on that, select your state in the “Where We Help” menu to be directed to a list of local resources.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP): This state program is funded through Medicaid to provide underserved women free healthcare throughout treatment. The program is available in all 50 states. For the application process, contact your local hospital and ask to speak to a nurse or patient navigator regarding the program.
The Patient Access Network Foundation: The PAN Foundation provides assistance to remove financial barriers for medications, treatment, and travel expenses for patients.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition: The CFAC is a coalition of organizations that help patients reduce financial barriers during cancer treatment. When you visit their website, select the type of assistance needed and enter your zip code to find resources near your area.
Mammography Facility Database: The Mammography Facility Database is updated periodically based on information received from the three FDA-approved accreditation bodies: the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the states of Arkansas and Texas to provide a list of facilities where mammography services are available based on your location.