Mission Mammography in Knoxville

Knoxville (WVLT) - In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Knoxville comprehensive breast center offered free mammograms Thursday.

It's part of the fourth annual mission mammography.

Women lined up as early as 1:00a.m.

To get in line, and 107 women received free mammograms today.

Free digital screenings were offered to women over 40, without insurance and for those without implants or problems such as lumps, cysts or pain.

Women went through a short screening process and then loaded buses to the knoxville comprehensive breast center for their screenings.

The program is aimed at promoting early detection and what an impact it can have on a woman's health.

The process today took about two hours, but detecting breast cancer early could give women 20 more years to live.

Kamilia Kozlowski with Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center says, "Mammography is such a life saving test. Where we can find breast cancer earlier than we can feel it. which means women will survive their disease if they happen to develop it."

Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center is able to offer free screenings through the Kim Rowden Breast Cancer Memorial fund which fundraises all year long.

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