According to the California Cancer Registry, in 2013, over 22,000 women in California will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 4,000 will die of the disease. Early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of survival. When diagnosed early (at a localized stage), 99 out of every 100 women survive for five years or more. Women are encouraged to talk with their doctor about the benefits and risks of being screened.
The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office supports the fight against breast cancer. Please explore the resources in the links below. Each link will open in a new window.
Between Women-Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Awareness, Cancer Information, Newsletters, Additional Resources, Links, etc.
Dates: Once a month (time varies)
Location: 207 W. Legion Road, Brawley CA, 92227
Contact: Linda Cady
Cancer Resource Center of the Desert
1461 S. 4th Street, Ste 1
El Centro, CA 92243
Contact: Diana Preacher
Toll Free: 1.866.423
The American Cancer Society
24 hour helpline 800-227-2345
Every Woman Counts (EWC) provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women. The mission of the EWC is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and integrated preventive services, with special emphasis on the underserved. EWC is part of the Department of Health Care Service’s Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch (CDTB).