Community Health of South Florida programs fund free mammograms

Community Health of South Florida programs fund free mammograms

Digna Torres had been so focused on taking care of others that she didn’t realize she wasn’t taking care of herself. Thankfully, a Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) doctor noticed abnormalities in Torres’ breasts and got her scheduled for surgery within 45 days of being diagnosed.

Now, Torres is a breast cancer survivor.

“I was walking around with no symptoms,” said the 60-year-old woman. “But, thanks to CHI, I’ve been treated.”

Doctors stress the importance of self-checking your breasts regularly and scheduling wellness visits. Although doing a breast self-exam at least once a month is important to notice anything unusual to prompt a visit to your doctor, it is not a substitute for a doctor’s breast screening and mammogram.

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