Who is eligible for free mammograms in Texas?


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As of 2015, the Texas Women's Health Program offers free mammograms in Texas for women who are age 18 to 44, don't have health insurance, are not pregnant, live in Texas and have an income that meets the guidelines while accounting for family size, according to its website. Additionally, women with private insurance or Medicaid typically qualify for free or low-cost mammograms, and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides access to screenings, as Susan G. Komen details.

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As of 2015, another option for free mammograms comes from the Texas Department of State Health Services, which funds screening sites across the state for women screenings that are quality oriented and low-cost, according to the state's website. Through this program, women who have no symptoms of cancer have access to a clinical breast exam, a screening mammogram, a pelvic exam and a PAP test. Women who have symptoms of cancer or have a particular area of concern have access to a diagnostic mammogram, a breast ultrasound, a breast or cervical biopsy, a colposcopy, and the LEEP procedure.

Additionally, women who have breast or cervical cancer may qualify for MBCC, which is Medicaid for breast and cervical cancer, as detailed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This program helps women seek treatment for these cancers, including help filling out applications, undergoing initial eligibility screenings, determining qualifying diagnoses and case management.

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