LCI: Project PINK—Breast Care for the Uninsured and Underserved

Mammography is an essential screening, but may not make the family budget for women without health insurance. The Levine Cancer Institute in partnership with Charlotte Radiology is making sure that women in our community have access to life-saving screenings through Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK.

Check out the video clip below for more information on Project Pink (scroll to 2:31 mark) and our calendar to see when the next Project Pink screening event is.

 

 

Donations to Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund allow for “Free Mammography Days” in targeted underserved communities where we are able to serve those most in need. By using the Charlotte Radiology Mobile Breast Center, the program has flexibility to offer screenings wherever they are needed in a convenient, compassionate environment and at no cost to participants.

 

Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK ensures that participants are taken care of should an issue be identified. Additional funds are raised to support costs for diagnostic exams and biopsy if necessary.

The following breast care is funded through this program:

  • Annual screening mammogram exam (on event day)
  • One diagnostic follow-up exam, if recommended
  • Biopsy*, if needed

*Prior to biopsy, patients should contact the Mecklenburg County Health Department (704-336-6495) to seek eligibility for their Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program. If eligible, this program assists women in seeking Medicaid coverage for treatment in the case of a diagnosis.

 

Support from local organizations such as the YMCA, Susan G. Komen, and other generous donations to Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund have made this program possible. Together we are screening, treating, and supporting the community in addressing this disparity, no matter who you are or where you are.

 

Are you eligible?

  • Women must be 35 years or older
  • Must not have insurance covering a mammogram annually
  • Must not have Medicare or Medicaid
  • Must be a Mecklenburg County, NC resident
  • Must have a primary care provider
  • Must be one year since previous mammogram
  • Must not be pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Must have no new breast lumps/concerns (patient should promptly contact their primary care physician if experiencing breast problems) or have pre-existing conditions

Posted in Diagnostic Mammography, Mammograms on the Go, Screening Mammography


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