SUSAN G. KOMEN® GREAT PLAINS
About Susan G. Komen® Great Plains
Susan G. Komen Great Plains provides breast health information and resources to empower individuals to make informed breast care decisions and funds free or low-cost breast cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured and low-income men and women unable to access care.
Programs & Services Offered
- Information and referral to services for breast health or breast cancer.
- Low- or no-cost breast cancer screenings and short-term financial assistance for medically underserved men and women, including uninsured and underinsured patients.
- Educational outreach programs and activities to promote breast health awareness.
- Short-term financial assistance and other support to breast cancer patients throughout Nebraska.
- The Komen Breast Care Helpline (1-877 GO KOMEN) offers breast cancer support and counseling to anyone with questions or concerns, as well as information on breast cancer clinical research trials. All calls are answered by trained staff Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT.
Did You Know?
- 24 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every week in Nebraska; four people lose their life to breast cancer every week.
- One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- 40,000 women and men in the U.S. die of breast cancer each year.
You Can Help
- $20 per month helps fund an annual mammogram.
- $50 helps a breast cancer patient with transportation assistance to screening, diagnostic or treatment appointments
- $100 gives someone the opportunity to participate in an 8-week survivorship support education class.
- $250 gives an uninsured woman access to various screening or diagnostic procedures.
- $500 is the average cost of core-needle biopsy for someone without insurance.
Dollars at Work
- More than 10,000 education encounters in Nebraska in the past year. Impactful messaging to discuss risk factors, eliminate myths and fears and share progress in detection and treatment.
- Nearly 3,000 women received free screenings in Nebraska in the past year, including over 160 in a mobile mammography van. Ten breast cancers were detected because of that screening with a better prognosis because of detection.
- Almost 400 women and families received treatment and survivorship support activities in their breast cancer journey. Gas cards, travel assistance, and support for stage IV breast cancer patients were some of the services provided.
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