Breast Cancer in Missouri
Excluding all cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Missouri and accounts for nearly one-third of all cancers diagnosed in women. According to the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, an average of 3,951 cases of breast cancer per year were diagnosed among Missouri women between 1996 and 2000. The American Cancer Society estimate of new breast cancer cases for Missouri women in 2008 are 3,810. The American Cancer Society 2008 estimate of breast cancer deaths for Missouri women is 890. Missouri is ranked 14th in the nation for breast cancer diagnosis and breast cancer deaths.
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Show Me Healthy Women Program (SMHW)
This is a program that may provide free pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams and mammograms if you meet the eligibility requirements. The requirements are based on age and income. The examinations are provided by our Nurse Practitioner by appointment only. Feel free to contact the clinic to inquire regarding eligibility requirements or you can go to income guidlines.
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