Thanks to a generous grant from Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Program will be able to continue its work to promote early detection of breast cancer by providing funding for screening mammograms and other breast diagnostic procedures for women who cannot afford them.
Northside diagnoses and/or treats more breast cancer patients than any other cancer program in the Southeast. The hospital offers a complete range of services for patients including education, genetic counseling, imaging, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, surgery, support, rehabilitation and more – covering every aspect of breast care. Early detection of breast cancer saves the lives of thousands of women each year. However, medically underserved and uninsured women often lack access to care.
Komen Atlanta's grant program funds breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment projects for women in Atlanta’s 13-county service area. The $30,000 given to Northside in 2020 will go toward helping qualified women in need receive breast diagnostic services including diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and biopsies. Services are available at select Northside locations, as well as aboard Northside’s ScreenAtlanta mobile-mammography unit. Interpretation services are available upon request.
This is the 18th year that Northside has received grant money from Komen Atlanta, with funds totaling more than $1,680,000. In 2019, 1,297 uninsured women received breast cancer screening and diagnostic services through Northside. Eighteen breast cancers were detected.
To learn more about receiving services through the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s breast cancer screenings grant call 404-531-4444. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements. Services are available at select Northside locations, as well as aboard Northside’s ScreenAtlanta mobile-mammography unit. Interpretation services are available upon request.
For more information about supporting patients at Northside Hospital, visit give.northside.com.