Women can get free exams

KINGMAN - Representatives from the Well Woman Healthcheck Program will be at Wal-Mart today and tomorrow to enroll uninsured or underinsured women for free well-woman exams and mammograms.

The representatives will be at Wal-Mart, 3396 Stockton Hill Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll women at a later date through Kingman Regional Medical Center's Catch It Early program.

The Catch It Early program provides a free mammogram for women who don't have insurance or deductible they cannot afford.

The program is in collaboration with the Well Woman Healthcheck Program and funded in part with a grant from the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

A mammogram is a test for breast cancer.

It can show an extremely small tumor before you or your doctor can feel it in a breast exam.

Early detection with mammograms saves many thousands of lives each year.

If you're a woman age 40 or older and you've never had a mammogram or if it's been over a year since your last mammogram, call your doctor today about a referral.

Most insurance providers, Medicare, and AHCCCS cover annual mammograms.

For more information, contact KRMC Catch It Early Program Coordinator Teri Williams at (928) 681-5061.