Local Organization Helping Women With Health Screenings

AMARILLO - An Amarillo organization is working to make sure women are getting the proper screenings for breast cancer.

Panhandle Breast Health is hitting the streets to make sure local women are getting their annual mammograms.

"Our mission is making breast health happen in the Panhandle. We do that in a unique way. We go out to people," said Leticia Goodrich, the executive director of Panhandle Breast Health.

They are doing this by going out to stores to talk with women who are out and about.

Goodrich says most women put their health on the back burner and may not have time to sign up for screening.

We are looking for women particularly who are uninsured who need a mammogram without cost," added Goodrich.

Panhandle Breast Health will sign uninsured women up for their annual screening for free.

"Screening is so very important because it helps us catch that breast cancer early. When a woman catches breast cancer early there are certain advantages, she has probably less treatment coming up and her chances of survival are much better," said Goodrich.

Goodrich says it isn't just about women, they are also working to help men. 

"Cancer does affect so many of us and it does affect men especially when they have a wife, a sister, a mother who has breast cancer," added Goodrich.

Panhandle Breast Health is hosting their annual Breakfast of Champions this month.

There they will be honoring men who have fought the disease and also have been a co-patient with a loved one.

For more information on the organization, click here.
 


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