Women's Health Resources

 

Free or Low Cost Breast Screenings

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Oncology Navigation Team at The Medical Center of Plano has put together information on free or low cost breast cancer screenings in Collin County.

Healthy Texas Women Program

The Healthy Texas Women program offers women’s health and family planning services at no cost to eligible, low-income women such as woman’s health exams, health screenings, and birth control. Use this website to learn how to apply for the program and find a doctor or clinic where you can get services.
Click here for more information!

Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program helps fund clinic sites across the state to provide quality, no-cost, accessible breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to women. Regular screening is the best method to prevent and detect breast and cervical cancer in its earliest stages, increasing a woman’s chance of survival.

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Women's Health Links

Click on any of the links below for more Women's Health Resources. 

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The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

People who are obese, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following:1,2,3

  • All-causes of death (mortality)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
  • Low quality of life
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders4,5
  • Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning6

For more information about these and other health problems associated with overweight and obesity, visit Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults[PDF-1.25MB].