INNER IMAGES Receives a GRANT from the BREAST CANCER PREVENTION FUND for HIGH RISK PATIENTS.
Inner Images has launched the “Early Detection, Early Prevention Program”
California’s First Program to Provide Vital Breast
Screening Tests To High-Risk Women Under Age 40
Funded since 2009
LOS ANGELES, CA – Inner Images, a leading provider of mobile mammography services in California, has received a clinical services grant from the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help save women’s lives through the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
"High Risk" is defined as a woman with a blood relative who was diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer pre-menopausal. Additional criteria for eligibility include a minimum age of 30 and a minimum age difference of 10 years between the age of the high risk candidate and the age of the family member at the time of diagnosis.
This program is the only one of its kind in California. The state’s Every Woman Counts: Cancer Detection Program serves women over age 40. Susan G. Komen funds a screening program that provides free mammograms and breast exams for women under 40 with symptoms. High-risk, young women without visible symptoms do not have access to vital screenings. Undetected cancer in these women can be the most aggressive. The Early Detection, Early Prevention program will also provide important demographic data.
“We saw a crucial need to serve these women who did not qualify for existing programs” said Debora Wright, R (T) (M), President of Inner Images, “We are thrilled to receive this grant and provide this valuable and preventative care - currently nonexistent - to these women.”
“One of the most important ways to accomplish this is by providing funds to support free mammograms for uninsured women,” said James Paton, Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund. “We awarded Inner Images this grant because their ethos are in-line with ours and they have a remarkable track record of providing efficient, effective care to the underserved.”