October is breast cancer awareness month. Dr. Jim Tarter is a radiologist. He says mammograms are the biggest life-saving tool when it comes to the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Dr. Tarter says there is also a program in Illinois called the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) that is available for those who cannot afford a mammogram. Contact your local health department for more information on the IBCCP.