PARK CITY, Utah — In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Cancer Screening and Education bus will be coming to the People’s Health Clinic (PHC) in Park City on November 1-2.
The PHC provides services for people who do not have health insurance. A statement from the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, which is sponsoring the bus, said, “With the large tourism industry in Park City, there are huge demands for service workers, and unfortunately, most are uninsured.”
The HCI strives to get accurate information out regarding mammograms to people all across Utah, as mammograms can be the first form of prevention due to their ability to catch breast cancer, tumors, and cysts before one could even feel them through self-checks.
Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah Health suggest women should get mammograms yearly once they reach the age of 40, with studies showing that early screening saves the most lives.