Sage Program provides free mammograms

2:09 AM, May 12, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Minnesota Department of Health's Sage Screening Program provides free mammograms for women. Because of the import role that breast cancer screening plays in early detection, it has saved lives.

Since 1991, the Minnesota Department of Health Sage Screening Program has served 135,500 women, provided more than 239,000 mammograms and detected more than 1,800 breast cancers.

Since 1995, the program, funded by Komen Minnesota Affiliate, has provided breast cancer screening services to more than 40,000 women that have been served through Sage. More than 26,000 mammograms have been provided through Sage. And more than 600 breast cancers that have been found through Sage.

The Sage Screening Program Breast Cancer Screening Project offers free breast cancer screenings through a network of more than 420 clinics statewide. With funds from Komen this year alone, Sage is able to provide more than 2,700 mammograms, 8,100 Computer-Aided-Detection readings, and 600 ultrasounds. Without Komen, Sage would not be able to provide breast cancer screening to women 45 years of age and younger.

Call 1-888-6HEALTH to see if you're eligible.

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