According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer causes more than 40,000 deaths in women every year in the United States, however, a recent report shows not enough women are up to date with mammograms.

A CDC study found 65% of women 50 and older are up to date on their breast examsThe report says this group faces three or more health-related social needs preventing them from seeing their doctors.

Health-related social needs are adverse social conditions that can be barriers to someone’s health. Examples of this are food insecurity, lack of access to reliable transportation and high cost for care.

"When the fight is, 'do I have dinner for my family, or do I get a mammogram?' I mean, that's huge, you know?" said Wendy Hunt, program manager of the Mobile Mammography Program at Upstate Medical University. "They’re going to choose dinner for their family before they choose the mammogram any day."

There are several programs across the state looking to help women get mammograms. That includes mobile mammography programs that bring breast cancer screenings to people in need, like the one Hunt oversees.

"Women who are just at average risk aren’t having any concerns at that time. We can see them on the van, we travel throughout Central, Northern New York," Hunt said. "We provide the screening mammography. We have a nurse on board who will do a breast exam with patients."

If you need to get a mammogram, the state also has a cancer services program. They offer breast cancer screenings at health centers in every county across the state.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women 50 years old and older get a mammogram every two years. Women 40-49 should talk to their health care provider about when they should start getting breast cancer screenings.