If you can’t afford a mammogram, there are resources to help you. The Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms and certain other health screenings for eligible women ages 45-64. If you do not have health insurance, or coverage for a routine screening and your income meets the program guidelines, you may qualify. For more information about the Well Woman Program in your area, call 608-266-8311, or visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/wwwp.
In Milwaukee, women may call 414-286-2133 or visit milwaukee.gov for more information about Wisconsin Well Woman.
Early Detection: Knowledge is Empowerment
Breast cancer is a particular concern among African-American women, who face a significantly higher risk of dying from the disease compared with women in other ethnic groups. In the following video, African-American women along with Froedtert & MCW health care providers share their experiences with breast cancer and talk about the importance of early detection. The video is the work of a community-based research team.
Members represent a partnership between Froedtert & MCW health network and the Milwaukee community, with deep appreciation for support from the Elder Community Health Upholders. Funded by the American Cancer Society and the Froedtert Hospital Foundation. Special thanks to the courageous women who shared their stories in this video.
The Legacy of Breast Cancer - Part 1
The Legacy of Breast Cancer - Part 2