Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Fund Program
Screening Uninsured Women for Breast Cancer
Today we are so fortunate that there are imaging and diagnostic services to help detect breast cancer. These tests include the mammogram, core biopsy and breast ultrasound. For some women who have no insurance, these screening tests may be unaffordable. That's where the Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Fund can help.
About the Fund
The Fund, administered by Desert Cancer Foundation, is named for the late LPGA tournament director, Suzanne Jackson, who was a part-time desert resident and a victim of breast cancer. It provides local residents with access to screening and diagnostic testing for breast cancer, provided they are uninsured, cannot afford testing and live in the Coachella Valley. The income for participants to qualify is the same as the State of California's Breast Cancer Early Detection Program. However, the Fund does not have an age restriction.
Imaging services are provided at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Desert Regional Medical Center. The scope of services covered by the Fund may include screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, imaging guided biopsies, pathology, education and professional fees specified by the program.
How to Refer a Patient
Women who are uninsured and live in the Coachella Valley may be referred to the program by a physician or clinic. All patients must have a referring doctor. To refer a patient, call 760-773-6554.
We Welcome Your Support
The Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Fund was started in 1998 by Desert Healthcare Foundation and the Comprehensive Breast Center at Desert Regional Medical Center. Community donations, grants, and fundraising are the only source of support for the program.
Made possible by funding from Desert Healthcare District.