No other American city has a higher breast cancer death rate than our nation’s capital, and the same holds true for cervical cancer. Studies show, however, that early detection can lead to successful treatment and survival. Unfortunately, many women simply do not have the money or health insurance to cover the costs of a mammogram and/or pap smear. In response, the District’s Howard University Cancer Center will provide free breast screenings and pap smears to low-income and uninsured women in D.C., according to The Washington Informer. The services will be available on Wednesday, June 24, and Friday, June 26.—BB