Alpha Kappa Alpha Gives Free Mammograms At ESSENCE Fest

Mammography screening is important for all women, regardless of their race/ethnicity or their risk of breast cancer. Along with follow-up tests, and treatment if diagnosed, mammography can reduce the chance of dying from breast cancer.

Some women are less likely than others to get mammography screening. There are many reasons for disparities in breast cancer screening in the United States. At the top of the barrier list for many Black women? Lack of health insurance.