Mammograms are essentially x-rays of the breasts. They are an important tool used to look for breast cancer and are very good at finding small early breast cancers. There is sometimes confusion about the different ways that a mammogram can be ordered.
All women should get a mammogram every year after they turn 40.
If you do not have insurance, you can still get mammograms covered through a program called Breast Care Arkansas.
More about Breast Care Arkansas
It is a program for Arkansas women funded with federal and state funds. You may be able to get free cancer screenings and/or diagnostic (follow up) tests if you: