Kingman Businesses Offer Support for KRMC Breast Cancer Screening Program

Published by The Bee News

February 16, 2022

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Kingman, Arizona, February 16, 2022 – The Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) Foundation wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to the following local businesses who donated a combined total of over $26,200 to the KRMC Catch It Early program in 2021:

  • American Woodmark
  • Desert De Oro Foods
  • The Human Bean
  • Kingsmen
  • Martin Swanty

KRMC’s Catch It Early program is focused on detecting breast cancer before it spreads beyond the breast, when treatment is most effective.

The best test to find breast cancer early is called a “mammogram,” which is a low-dose X-ray of the breast. It can show an extremely small tumor before a patient or doctor can feel it in a breast exam. Early detection with mammograms saves many thousands of lives each year. Through the KRMC Catch it Early program, all women aged 40 and over who live in Mohave County can receive a free (no out-of-pocket cost) yearly screening mammogram at KRMC.

If a mammogram result is abnormal, the Catch It Early program also helps cover further diagnostic testing and breast health services for uninsured/underinsured women who qualify. With the generous support of this community, KRMC’s Catch It Early program provided breast health services for thousands of Mohave County women in 2021. Of 7,512 screening mammograms performed at KRMC last year,110 resulted in a breast cancer diagnosis.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support from these community organizations,” said Teri Williams, Catch It Early program director. “We want to be sure that every woman in Mohave County has access to the breast health services they need. Together, we’re saving many lives from breast cancer.”

For more information about the Catch It Early program, visit https://www.azkrmc.com/community/catch-it-early-program or call 928-692-2727 to schedule a mammogram.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. For more information, visit www.azkrmc.com.

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