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TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will provide free breast can- cer screenings for women who are uninsured or under- insured during October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The screenings will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in October at the nonprofit hospital. To sched- ule an appointment, call 217- 707-5550.
Appointments are required; no walk-ins are available.
Educational materials, including information on general breast health and how to perform breast self- exams, will be available. Funding is provided by the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The National Cancer Institute recommends that all women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every one to two years. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
Free mammograms will be offered to qualifying women at all five Memorial Health System hospitals in Decatur, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Springfield and Taylorville throughout October.