How Can I Afford Screening and Treatment for Breast Cancer?

Question asked by Ramoth_the_Queen: What do the women who have no health insurance but work so don't qualify for assistance for poor women do? I don't see a chance for a check-up or screening because I make too much to be poor, but all I make goes to living. Are their any places that screen for free, regardless of income?

Question asked by hjleonhard: My wife has stage three breast cancer, and we do not have health insurance to pay for treatment; we cannot find any resources to help us. Do you have any suggestions?

Answer from Karleen Habin, R.N.: Sources of information on low- or no-cost help for screening and treatment for breast cancer include: American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 (or 1-866-228-4327 for TTY), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1-800-232-4636, the National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), and CancerCare Inc., 1-800-813-4673.

And don't hesitate to ask for help from the hospital social worker and financial aid office at the hospital.

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