DOH-Sarasota Promotes The Return to Early Detection and Treatment to Fight Breast Cancer

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) - Sarasota encourages all women to receive regular screenings to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Important advances have been made through increased awareness, breast cancer screenings and better treatments. “Breast cancer screening remains the best way to detect cancer early when it is easiest to treat,” said DOH – Sarasota Health Officer Chuck Henry. “We want to ensure that women know when to screen and have access to screening.” According to Henry, in general, women ages 50-74 should screen every two years, and women below age 50 with symptoms or a family history of breast cancer should talk with their healthcare provider about screening as well. 

Make plans to receive a Free 3D mammogram by registering for Breast Fest, scheduled for 8 am - 3 pm, Saturday, December 18 at the Light of the World International Church located at 3809 Chapel Drive, Sarasota. Individuals ages 40 to 49 are asked to call 941-917-7322 and those ages 50 to 64 are asked to call 941-861-2676 to register for an appointment. Appointments are required. 

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FCCEDP) provides access to the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free or low cost if you meet the program eligibility requirements.

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