SAN ANTONIO - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and San Antonio is working to help women get checked out.
- Mobile mammogram unit brought to downtown
- New state law eliminates out-of-pocket costs
Since a new law went into effect September 1, 2019 women can now save hundreds of dollars on their mammograms.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, the University Health System, the City of San Antonio, and media partners worked to bring a large mobile unit to downtown.
"It's a relief just be able to come, they're fast," said Elizabeth Rodriguez.
Residents Elizabeth Rodriguez, Pearl Gamboa, and Maria Torres all got their mammograms.
"It was my first time so it was kind of scary, but it was all good," said Torres.
Since the new law went into effect, the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women want to help women get checked out. Insurance is required, but the mobile unit gives people a quick option without having to take a day off work or wait at the doctor’s office.
"It's actually very important to make sure you stay healthy. You find out if you have either modules or first stages of cancer and you catch that right away which is pretty much more important than anything," Gamboa said.
If you weren't able to come out or schedule an appointment, visit the University Health System website or give them a call at 210-358-7020.