Published : Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 1:16 PM
Produced at PPPSGV’s Pasadena Health Center, player and breast cancer survivor Tiffany Jackson-Jones led three women through the process of getting their annual breast exam. With diverse vantage points, this group of women was composed of a breast cancer survivor, a woman who gets checked regularly and a woman who had never had a breast health check before.
“We’re proud to partner with the L.A. Sparks to bring awareness to breast health. Breast screening services are a key part of ensuring people have access to a healthy future. The Sparks are strong role models for so many women and by bringing awareness to the need for breast health screenings, they truly have the future of their fans in mind,” says PPPSGV President and CEO, Sheri Bonner.
The message to women is simple: Breast health is vital, it’s easy to get checked, and while nerves can be normal, early detection is key to a healthy future.
The video can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/PPPSGV/posts/10155696393023624
People with breasts should get a breast exam every 1 to 3 years in their 20s and 30s, then once a year after turning 40. Talk to your doctor if you’ve had breast or ovarian cancer before, or if someone related to you has had breast or ovarian cancer — you may need to have more frequent breast cancer screenings.
Breast health exams and other services can be scheduled at a Planned Parenthood health center by navigating to plannedparenthood.org. Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley also hosts on-site mammograms. The cost may be covered for those who qualify for the Every Woman Counts program or can be provided at a low cost for all others. Call (626) 798-0706 for more information and to schedule an appointment.