According to the American Cancer Society the recommended screening guidelines for breast care are:
According to the American Cancer Society 2009-2010 report there will be:
ADHP along with Accessibility Ambassadors surveyed several Arkansas mammography facilities for accessibility. Our findings and tips for scheduling and preparing for a mammogram can be found in the Resource Guide: Mammography for Women with Disabilities in Arkansas.
In Arkansas 24.5% of the population living in the community report some kind of disability.
Women with disabilities eport breast cancer at a higher rate than their non-disabled peers.
Women with disabilities are also less likely to follow the recommended guidelines for getting their mammogram.
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Preparing Women with Developmental Disabilities for Breast & Pelvic Exams
Through funding from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, ADHP is working with staff at developmental disability providers to help the women they serve prepare for mammograms and pelvic exams providing education, relaxation skills, and healthcare advocacy, promoting active participation in their healthcare.
If you would like to learn more about Women Be Healthy contact Judy Young.
WBH trainers can check out one of four training kits with all supplies to train 15 women. The toolkit can be checked out and kept for 10 weeks. Remember to complete the form included in the kit before you return your kit.
The Arkansas Disability & Health Program is raising awareness of breast care among women with disabilities through a multi media campaign.
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For Women with Disabilities