And I Would Walk 500 Miles

Access to Mammography Screening in Iowa

Researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that rural women are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer than women living in urban areas. This could mean that rural women face delays in accessing breast cancer screening and treatment.

As an Iowa woman, how far do you have to travel to get to a health care facility? Does distance play a role in your decision to get a mammogram?

You can visit our Breast Cancer Resources page if you have questions about where to get screened for breast cancer in Iowa.

Photo courtesy of Betsy Flood

What are YOUR mammotives?

Welcome to We hope you’ll join this discussion about why Iowa women make the decisions they do to get – or not get – recommended mammograms. Please feel free to comment anonymously and engage each other in discussion. Remember, as Iowa women, we’re all in this together. The polite, honest, and open dialogue here will benefit the future health of our sisters, mothers, daughters, and the other important women in our lives. What are YOUR mammotives?