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SCREEN TIME

SCREEN TIME

It’s a lot more than just the pink ribbons, but here locally health care providers remind us to screen for breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. Breast cancer will develop in about one in eight women during their lifetime.

In Eau Claire County, data shows only 54% of Eau Claire County female
Medicare enrollees ages 65-74 received an annual mammography
screening in 2016. Breast examinations and mammograms increase the
chances breast cancer will be diagnosed early.

Here locally, The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) is another option for these women. WWWP provides breast and cervical cancer screenings statewide to eligible women aged 45 through 64. “We want to see access to preventive screening available to all. This program helps ensure that more women have access to this important screening,” says Jackie Krumenauer, Wisconsin Well Women Program Coordinator. Eau Claire City-County Health Department provides coordination of WWWP for Eau Claire and 7 surrounding counties: Chippewa, Dunn, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Trempealeau, and St. Croix. 

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