breast cancer screenings

UPDATED: ACTION ALERT: Tell Susan G. Komen not to throw Planned Parenthood under the bus

Editor's Note: As of Friday, February 3, 2012, the Susan G. Komen foundation has announced a reversal on the decision to defund Planned Parenthood. Social media played a significant role in the exertion of pressure on the severely tarnished foundation, which only yesterday offered conflicting reasons for ending the funding in the first place. This action alert was submitted to San Diego Gay & Lesbian News on Thurs., Feb. 2 for the action of our readers.

Grant boosts breast-cancer screening for low income and uninsured women

SAN DIEGO -- The Breast Cancer Prevention Fund (BCPF) has awarded Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) a $54,000 grant to provide breast cancer screening and diagnosis to low income and uninsured patients younger than age 40 in San Diego.

“Screening and early detection can make an enormous difference in the care experience and a woman’s recovery,” said Fran Butler-Cohen, CEO of FHCSD. “This grant will insure access to life-saving services for San Diego women.”