Family Islands Mammogram Screening Program
The Family Islands Mammogram Screening Program (FIMS) brings women to New Providence for free a mammogram screening. The day trip includes a lecture on breast cancer risks to Bahamian women, a tour of the Cancer Caring Center, a light lunch, and the mammogram screening. Early screening is a proven method in early diagnosis which leads to dramatically higher survival rates after treatment. To date 642 women from Eleuthera, Andros, Exuma, Cat Island and San Salvador have participated in the program. Plans are underway to expand the program nationally.