NORTHBROOK, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is promoting the Illinois Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Program’s (IBCCP) offer of free breast cancer screenings and mammograms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
“It’s critical that women take advantage of this opportunity to check on their health,” Carroll said. “With big insurance and pharmaceutical companies working to make mammograms and similar proceedures increasingly expensive, these efforts by the IBCCP could not come at a better time.”
Carroll is encouraging women concerned with their health to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the IBCCP to ensure they are healthy. There will be breast exams, mammograms and other health care measures available at no charge for uninsured women between 35 and 64. More information about IBCCP’s services can be found at www.dph.illinois.gov or the Illinois Women’s Health Line at 1-888-522-1282.
“Mammograms and breast cancer screenings are increasingly effective at catching serious illnesses early, now we just need to make sure people who are at-risk have access to these tests,” Carroll said. “While I continue to build a stronger Illinois, more accessible and more affordable health care is a top priority for me and the families I represent.”