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Well woman program provides screenings
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MADISON - Thirty years after the first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held in October 1985, the disease remains second only to lung cancer in the number of cancer deaths in women, according to Wisconsin health officials. "Today, we know much more about this disease, including the importance of regular breast cancer screenings to catch the disease early and get women into treatment sooner," State Health Officer Karen McKeown said. To help accomplish this goal, the Department of Health Services Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides breast and cervical cancer screenings statewide to eligible women aged 45 through 64.