PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The state has received a $50,000 grant from the South Dakota affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help provide breast cancer screening services.
The South Dakota Department of Health says the grant to its breast and cervical cancer screening program called “All Women Count!” will cover mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women between the ages of 30 and 49.
The department says besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in South Dakota women and the second leading cause of cancer death.
Each year an estimated 538 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in South Dakota and 100 women die from the disease.
The “All Women Count!” program provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to women ages 30 to 64 that meet program guidelines.