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|October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in Minnesota, and the MDH offers free mammograms.|
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Health is offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured women age 40 and older.
The MDH's Sage Screening Program provides the screenings year round, but hopes to make more women aware of this free program.
"We think many women are not receiving these life-saving screening tests because they have no health insurance or their insurance has deductibles or co-payments they cannot afford to pay," said Jonathan Slater, director of Cancer Control at MDH, in a statement. More »