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.
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.
A mammogram is basically an X-ray of the breast. It is the best method of detecting breast cancer early.
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.
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.
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.
In order to determine your eligibility for assistance through our program, please contact us through our a or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.