Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/16/11

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Jordyn Nelson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health (LWBIWH) is making sure West Texas women can overcome barriers to breast cancer screening and access to mammogram's.

 The LWBIWH has received a three-year $1.67 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to launch the Access to Breast Care for West Texas (ABC4WT) project.

 ABC4WT will allow the Institute to provide breast cancer screenings and preventative care in the underserved populations of the Panhandle and South Plains.

 Unfortunately, thousands of area women fail to receive mammogram's and other lifesaving services because of cost, or lack of transportation to screening locations.        

The ABC4WT project not only will allow the LWBIWH to offer free mammography to women in these populations who qualify, but also will pay for follow-up appointments if test results are abnormal.

Women who would like more information about ABC4WT are encouraged to visit www.abc4wt.org, a new website designed specifically for them. 

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