The University of Florida was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to disseminate a health communications campaign called “The Right To Know.” This campaign was developed to promote breast cancer screening among women living with physical disabilities through the dissemination of print and audio health education materials. This campaign is a part of a larger project awarded to the University of Florida to establish the Florida Office on Disability and Health.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. And living with a disability does not make you immune. Know the facts about breast cancer and why you need to make screening a regular part of your health care. If you are age 40 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every one to two years.