African American and Sister to Sister Breast Health Programs
633 Folsom St., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
The American Cancer Society Opens new window estimates that approximately 200,000 women annually in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 10% of these new cases will be in African American women. Additionally, breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women and a leading cause in their cancer deaths. California Pacific Medical Center joins the host of dedicated programs and projects in the San Francisco community that are committed to reducing breast cancer and its devastation.
Many African American women are diagnosed at a later stage when tumors are larger and have spread to other parts of the body. Therefore, getting women in earlier for first time screenings and annual mammograms, raising awareness through outreach education in the community, and ongoing collaboration with other community groups is a primary focus of this our program.
- Free first time breast screening
- Free annual mammogram screening
- Free breast self-examination instructions
- Free financial referral assistance community breast health education for individuals, churches, and other groups
We serve women who:
- reside in San Francisco.
- are 40 years of age and older.
- have low incomes.
- are uninsured.
- have health insurance that does not cover annual breast examinations.
- have high insurance deductibles or co-payments that prevent them from getting timely breast examinations.
- are younger than 40 and have a family history of breast cancer.
- are younger than 40 and have discovered anything new in their breast that they do not understand, such as breast discharge or lumps.
- want a safe place to be heard, honored, and cared for.
For more information please contact:
Manager, Community Health Programs
Tel: (415) 600 –7358