Local Women To Benefit From Komen Grant

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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on June 18, 2004

Local Women To Benefit From Komen Grant

Friday, June 18, 2004

Georgetown SC – A local project designed to offer Georgetown County residents expanded access to mammograms and required follow-up care, has received $20,000 in funding through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The local effort, Circle and Cross, is a joint project of Georgetown Hospital System and Smith Medical Clinic at Baskervill Ministries. The program offers diagnostic mammography to under and uninsured women up to age 46 in Georgetown County who do not qualify for other programs such as Best Chance or Medicare.

Major goals of the year-long program include reaching 200 patients who have not previously received mammograms and providing comprehensive breast cancer education to about 2,000 area residents. Follow-up treatment and services for diagnosed patients also will be provided through an established network of physicians and existing programs.

The Circle and Cross program is designed to enhance and expand current screening and diagnostic efforts already in place at Smith Medical Clinic.

For information or to determine eligibility for the program, women should contact Judy Silver at Smith Medical Clinic (237-2672).

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