I have a lump on my breast, should I have it checked out?

“I have a very noticeable lump on my left breast. I do not have health insurance. Is this something serious that I should have checked out?”

A: “Yes. You will want to follow up with your health care provider or the Family Planning Association to determine if the lump is benign or something more serious. Some health care providers offer discounted rates for patients that are uninsured. You can contact your provider to see if discounts are offered. The Family Planning Association provides services based on a sliding fee scale according to income and family size. Therefore you may not have a charge.

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