A lack of health insurance has been linked with less access to preventative care, less timely receipt of care, and a lower likelihood of receiving recommended treatment. Studies show that women with no health insurance or limited health insurance tend to be diagnosed with more advanced stages of breast cancer. Oklahoma Project Woman is dedicated to providing access to breast health care that will facilitate the early diagnosis of breast cancer and decrease the mortality rate for uninsured Oklahomans with limited income. Since 1998, they have provided access to care for more than 57,000 uninsured Oklahomans. 785 of those patients have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Every October, SeneGence International donates a portion of their sales to the Make Sense Foundation to help fund breast cancer charities. This year, Oklahoma Project Woman was identified as a grant recipient. The grant will provide the full continuum of breast health care to 70 uninsured women.