Created: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 09:21:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 02:01:11 EST
Outreach Coordinator Amy Gerwig Walker says Regular mammograms have saved the lives of millions. Amy Gerwig Walker/ Susan B Komen for the Cure: 43.53 Early detection can save lives. We know the importance of early detection The Central Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the cure makes it possible for uninsured and under served patients to get the mammograms they need. Amy Gerwig Walker/ Susan B Komen for the Cure: it is a life saving technology. But it is only effective if you use it. We recommend an early mammogram at the age of 40, so that would be every year and if you have a high risk, talk with your doctor. We recommend starting yearly exams at the age of 40. Seniors Frankie Smith and Lola Thomas get regular mammograms and see the importance of breast self exams. Frankie Smith: I want to be aware of what is going on with me and if it can be treated in time. Lola Thomas: I am kind of concerned, because my grandmother had breast cancer, and I try to... I am scared, I am really scared because I see how she really suffered. The free or no cost mammograms are available to Central Georgians and made possible through grants from the Susan G Komen for the Cure. Walker hopes it is a service every woman takes advantage of. There is help available if you are not available to afford that. That is one of our passions. We want to make sure we take down any barriers to breast health if possible.