Women’s health centers across the country are being flooded with calls from patients looking for the latest information on the state of their health.
Texas health officials have been inundated with calls for the availability of the state’s latest cancer screening results.
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said Wednesday that it received 1,813,000 calls for cancer screening on the same day it began offering the results.
There were 4,521,000 on Tuesday.
The state said there are 2.4 million people in the state with cancer.
The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in San Antonio says that on Wednesday, it had received 1.8 million calls for a free mammogram.
The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) said it received 7,000,000 more calls for free mammograms than on Tuesday, and that it is seeing an increase in calls for more mammograms.
In Texas, women are required to be at least 60 pounds overweight to receive free mammography, and to have no more than four cups of coffee a day.
It’s a rule that’s not in place nationwide.
The new statewide mammogram is the latest in a series of changes to the Texas law that went into effect in 2017.
The law was put in place as the state struggled with rising cancer rates and new diseases that were sweeping through the state.