breast cancer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Health Department urges more women to get mammograms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-urges-more-women-get-mammograms <p>October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Wyoming Department of Health is trying to get more women in the cowboy state to have regular mammograms, meaning every one-to-two years.</p><p>Only about 67 percent of Wyoming women get mammograms, which is one of the lowest rates in the country. Carol Peterson with the Wyoming Department of Health says that’s probably partly because Wyoming is so rural.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:25:30 +0000 Willow Belden 31665 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health Department urges more women to get mammograms Komen gives its view on new breast cancer screening plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/komen-gives-its-view-new-breast-cancer-screening-plan <p>Wyoming has one of the lowest breast cancer screening rates in the nation.&nbsp; Now, Susan G Komen for the Cure and G-E are trying launching a million-dollar initiative to change that.</p> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:45:05 +0000 Willow Belden 15183 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Komen gives its view on new breast cancer screening plan Initiative launched to get more Wyoming women screened for breast cancer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/initiative-launched-get-more-wyoming-women-screened-breast-cancer <p>&nbsp;G-E has launched a partnership that is intended to get more Wyoming women screened for breast cancer.&nbsp;&nbsp; It&rsquo;s called the WY Women First Program, and G-E and its partners hope to increase screening for 25 thousand women in the state.&nbsp; Only 67-percent of Wyoming women currently get mammograms.&nbsp; The effort is being launched by G-E&rsquo;s Healthy Imagination program.&nbsp;&nbsp; The program Vice President Michael Barber says for starters, they will use social media, notably Facebook to try and encourage women to get their exams.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:41:51 +0000 Bob Beck 15093 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Initiative launched to get more Wyoming women screened for breast cancer