ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Breast and Cervical Cancer death rates for black women are among the highest in the nation.
Armed with a $40,000 grant an Albany organization hopes to change that.
Higher screening rates could substantially reduce the number of cancer deaths.
Through a partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory Prevention Research Center, The Samaritan Clinic in Albany will receive $40,000 over a two year period to promote breast and cervical cancer screenings.
The clinic will hold a Women's Free Clinic Day each month.
Crisp Regional Health Services has withdrawn its opposition to the proposed Lee County Medical Center. The hospital was the only approved group to oppose the Certificate of Need (CON).More >>