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Uninsured Pinellas women can get a mammogram

Re: Unusual therapies help conquer pain | story, Oct. 18

Uninsured can get a mammogram

I read with interest this article and appreciate that sources for alternative medicine are available in our community. However, I want to let our Pinellas County community know that there are resources for screening mammography for women who are uninsured. The Pinellas Mammography Voucher Program provides screening, diagnostic and treatment services free of charge or using a sliding scale for Pinellas County residents who do not qualify for county assistance.

The program is funded by our local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the national Avon Foundation, and the physicians and facilities of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care System and Bayfront Hospital. Some women may qualify for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program that is funded through the state. To find out if you are qualified for one of these programs, call (727) 820-4117.

Barbara Bourland, M.D., medical director, Pinellas Mammography Voucher Program, Morton Plant Mease Breast Imaging Service

Re: County votes for mandatory garbage collection story, Oct. 25

Tell county to stay out of our garbage

Please, please write, e-mail or telephone the Pinellas County Commission and tell them to leave the issue of garbage collection in the unincorporated area alone. They want to take away our freedom to handle our garbage in any way we choose, from any hauler, at any cost we want. I have lived in the unincorporated area of Pinellas County for 60 years and never needed the county government involved in my garbage.

If you and I don't stand up for our freedom, we will lose it.

Dorothy Book, Largo

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Uninsured Pinellas women can get a mammogram 10/31/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:50pm]
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