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Countywide : Free Breast-Cancer Screenings Planned

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One in seven Orange County women develop breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The statistic puts the county at the top of the nation’s ratio of breast-cancer cases, and the county’s three YWCAs are hoping to bring the number down by launching a free cancer-screening program--Encore Plus--for women 50 and older who cannot afford a mammogram.

Women who qualify for the free screening are urged to go to one of the several sites where nurses and X-ray technicians will be conducting the early breast-cancer detection exams.

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Sites and dates for the screenings are:

* Maple Senior Center, 701 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, Wednesday.

* Fullerton Senior Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, April 10.

* West Anaheim Senior Center, 1800 W. Ball Road, Anaheim, May 4.

* Placentia Senior Center, 143 S. Bradford, Placentia, May 24.

* Anaheim Senior Center, 280 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, May 31.

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