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Iowa Care for Yourself is a program for women that helps reduce risks of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and heart health issues. To reduce your risk, you must have screening tests.

The Care for Yourself program offers free or low-cost cancer screenings to eligible individuals. Program staff can also help you schedule an appointment for the following services:

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests

As well as height and weight measurements and blood pressure to check your heart disease risk.

Screening could save your life!

Take an active role in your health, schedule your consultation to see if you qualify today by calling Public Health at 712.755.4422 or call Cathy Buman at 712.755.4312.

More Information

What is Breast Cancer?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines Breast Cancer as a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.

Learn more about Breast Cancer, it's symptoms, how to reduce and assess your risk, and find out more about screening procedures at Iowa Department of Public Health's Breast Cancer page.

1 in 8 Women will get breast cancer in their life. Early detection is the best protection.

What is Cervical Cancer?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines Cervical Cancer as a cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is a part of a women's reproductive system and connects the birth canal to the upper part of the uterus (or womb, where a baby grows when a women is pregnant).

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Learn more about Cervical Cancer, it's symptoms, how to reduce and assess your risk, and find out more about screening procedures at Iowa Department of Public Health's Cervical Cancer page.

What is Heart Health Issues?

The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medicine.

Learn more about heart disease, it's symptoms, how to reduce and assess your risk, and find out more about screening procedures at Iowa Department of Public Health's heart disease page.

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