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Commit to Breast/Chest Screenings

Promoting lesbian, bisexual, trans, and nonbinary breast/chest care.

We each come to breast/chest screenings from a unique place. Some of us love breasts: ours and other people’s. Some of us look in the mirror and see the curves of our chest as a betrayal of who we are. Some of us spent years on HRT waiting for our breasts to grow and make us complete. Some of us did not feel like ourselves until we’d had them removed.

Find out what to expect.

Mammogram recommendations are based on age, body-shape, family history, and pre/post transition status. Learn more.

Learn more about public and private insurance and low-cost care.

No matter who we are or how we feel about the tissue that hangs from our chest, one thing is true:

We deserve mammography and chest wall care that affirms our bodies, genders, and identities.


Affirming Healthcare Makes a Difference!

Research shows that due to past negative experiences with healthcare providers, LGBTQ people tend to delay regular health screenings, which results in later stage cancer diagnoses and worse outcomes. That’s why we’re training mammography staff across Ohio to provide culturally competent services to LGBTQ communities.

For more information about health and social service providers who are committed to offering LGBTQ-centered care, please see our Ohio LGBTQ Health Resource Guide.

Mammography facilities who have participated in our cultural humility training:

AKRON

Summa Health System
525 East Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44304
Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program
Phone: (330) 375-3000

COLUMBUS

Columbus Cancer Clinic, Provided by LifeCare Alliance
1699 W. Mound St.
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Phone: (614) 263-5006

James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
460 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1240
NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Program
Phone: (614) 293-3300

DAYTON

Good Samaritan Hospital
2222 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45406-1813
Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program
Phone: (937) 734-2612

LANCASTER

Fairfield Medical Center
401 North Ewing St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130-3371
Community Cancer Program
Phone: (740) 687-8000

MIDDLETOWN

Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr.
Middletown, Ohio 45005
Community Cancer Program
Phone (800) 338-4057

TOLEDO

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
2213 Cherry St.
Toledo, OH 43608-2691
Integrated Network Cancer Program
Phone: (419) 251-4200

If you are a mammography provider and would like to be on this list, contact us about setting up a training today!