LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville has won a $25,000 grant to provide free mammograms to medically underserved women.
The money will be used to extend the services of the Mobile Mammography Unit based at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
Cancer center director Donald Miller says the grant will allow mammography screenings for more women in Louisville and the surrounding region.
The grant comes from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
For more than 20 years, the Mobile Mammography Unit has reached women at workplaces, churches, schools and other places.
Mammograms are the common way to detect early-stage breast cancer. When breast cancer is caught early, treatment is less invasive and survival rates are greater.