KRMC lands grant for mammograms

KINGMAN - Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona have awarded a $74,500 grant to Kingman Regional Medical Center to provide screening mammograms and other breast health services to uninsured/underinsured women in Mohave County.

The grant from Komen CAN AZ will support the KRMC "Catch It Early" program, an initiative to assure that all women in our area receive the breast health care they need, regardless of their ability to pay. The program involves outreach and education to inform women in our area about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

It also involves eliminating financial barriers to receiving proper care for screening, diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Lastly, the program involves a breast health navigator who provides free information and support to women with suspected breast cancer throughout the diagnostic and treatment process.

According to Teri Williams, KRMC Catch It Early Program administrator, one in eight women will have breast cancer in her lifetime. KRMC offers advanced 3D mammography technology that can detect breast cancer at the earliest, most survivable stage.

The grant also will help cover diagnostic and treatment services for those who have a suspicious mammogram finding.

To learn more about receiving a mammogram through the program, contact the KRMC Imaging Center at (928) 681-8600.