On National Mammography Day, doctors are reminding East Texans of the importance of yearly screenings.

Joy Johnson with Northeast Texas Public Health said that Center for Healthy Living covers the cost of mammograms for women who want them.

“its for uninsured and under-insured. so even if you do have insurance and a high deductible, we can still help,” Johnson said.

Ronna Best, a breast nurse navigator at Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital, said that conducting self-exams is the best way to catch breast cancer early.

“1 in 8 women are going to have breast cancer. If we can find it early that helps to prevent more in-depth treatments, chemotherapy. we can skip chemotherapy if it is detected early,” Best said.