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Cuts to breast cancer program wider than expected – USATODAY.com
Sunday 9 May 2010, 11:53
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — State budget cuts to a breast cancer screening program for low-income women have forced some mammogram providers to shutter clinics and idle mobile units, leaving many eligible women and those formerly eligible without a place to turn.

The financially strapped California Department of Public Health temporarily banned new enrollments to the Every Women Counts program from January until July 1. But it also upped the age to qualify for the program from 40 to 50.

The changes are intended to reduce the number of mammogram recipients to 259,000 this fiscal year from last year’s 311,000.

No women were screened by The Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection in downtown Los Angeles in April, where 13,000 mammograms were performed last year. Patients who visited the clinic last month found signs in English and Spanish announcing a temporary closure. Clinic CEO Don Cook said it has become impossible to make ends meet.

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