South Carolina’s public health agency is getting more money to offer cancer screenings for women who don't have insurance.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Monday that it had received a $1 million grant to offer breast and cervical cancer screenings. The agency's cancer prevention director Dr. Virginie Daguise says thousands more women will get screenings now.
Daguise says the program offers free screenings to women between ages 47 and 64 who do not have health insurance and are within 200 percent of the poverty line.
More than 3,500 women in South Carolina are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.