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One DC clinic is making breast cancer screenings more accessible [Video]

Breast Care for Washington's mission is to help women in Wards 7 and 8 to have better access to mammograms and other life-saving screenings.

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C. has one of the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country, according to the American Cancer Society. Those rates in wards seven and eight are the highest in the area. 

"These women are primarily African-American women who tend to be younger. It was important to provide them access to mammography screening, which we know helps to decrease and lower those mortality rates," said Dr. Regina Hampton, a breast cancer surgeon. 

Dr. Hampton is one of the co-founders of Breast Care for Washington. It is a clinic that provides 3-D mammograms and ultrasounds to women east of the Anacostia River. 

"Prior to us being in that area, women had to travel taking buses, subways, sometimes multiple just to get across the Anacostia to get a simple mammogram," she said. 

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