Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have questions about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms or specifically how to apply for assistance through Women Rock, you’re in the right spot.

Below are some frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers. If you have any additional questions that are not addressed below, please Contact Us via our online contact form.

1Who is Women Rock, Inc.?

Women Rock, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and the importance of the early detection of breast cancer through proper screening tools and techniques, and to provide funding assistance and support for women in need to obtain mammograms.

2What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is basically an X-ray of the breast. It is the best method of detecting breast cancer early.

3Why is it important to schedule regular mammograms?

Research has proven that 98% of breast cancers can be cured when diagnosed early. Unfortunately, only 36% of women with low socioeconomic status have had a mammogram in the past two years. Our goal is to increase this percentage.

4How often should I have a mammogram?

Women age 40 and older should try to have a mammogram annually. If you’re not 40 but you have a family history of breast cancer, check with your doctor about when you should begin screening mammogramphy.

5I'm under 40; do I need to get regular mammograms?

Mammography is not quite as effective at detecting tumors in younger women because their breast tissue is typically more dense than post-menopausal women. This can make interpreting mammograms more difficult because dense breast tissue can often appear the same light-gray color as tumors would appear.

6How can I determine if I qualify for assistance through Women Rock, Inc.?

In order to determine your eligibility for assistance through our program, please contact us through our a or email us at info@womenrockinc.org.

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