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Cook County Stalls Mobile Mammogram Vans

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We continue now with our series on how Cook County cutbacks and layoffs are affecting people who live here.

About one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Within that group, African American women from Chicago will die at much higher rates than their white counterparts.

Routine mammograms protect women, and for years, Cook County has tried to encourage them by using vans to bring the technology into the neighborhoods.

But the county's two mobile mammogram vans have been pulled off the streets.

They ceased to operate in March.

Chicago Public Radio's Catrin Einhorn brings us the story.

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