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More Women Getting Free Breast and Cervical Screenings

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Thousands more low-income women across Washington are getting breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Increased state funding is paying for their screenings.  The number of low-income women screened in the state jumped to 15,000 between June 2006 and June 2007.  That's an increase of about 2,000 women.

The Washington State Department of Health's Breast and Cervical Health Program is available to women aged 40 to 64.  To find out if you qualify, call 1-888-438-2247, or follow the link to the Department of Health's web site.

The Yakima County Health Districts contracts with clinics in our area.

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