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Councilwoman Flood encourages women to take advantage of breast cancer screening clinic

Friday September 8, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville – It is a saying that many are familiar with, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Too often most women do not have available to them the prevention they need to fight breast cancer.

“We know that if detected early, a woman’s chances of survival are much greater,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24. “I think all women should have the opportunity to find out the facts.”

Flood is sponsoring a breast cancer screening clinic on Friday, September 29th. The clinic will be held at the St. Luke Catholic Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Drive. The hours of the clinic are from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

“We will provide mammograms to eligible women and we will also help with filing claims for insurance but we will also provide the service to those women who qualify with no insurance,” says Flood.

Health and cancer officials say the older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer. The five year survival rate for all women diagnosed with breast cancer is 87 per cent. This means 87 out of every 100 women will survive breast cancer without a recurrence for at least five years.

“Anyone who knows some one touched by breast cancer knows that early detection is the key,” says Flood. “Through this breast screening clinic we can help save lives and that is why I would like all women to take advantage of vital opportunity.”

For more information about the breast screening clinic or to schedule an appointment: call Pat Zimmerman at 574-1124. Appointments to the clinic will be honored first but walk-ins are welcome.

Sponsor:
Madonna Flood (D) 24