October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Texas Department of Health in Brady will be conducting a free breast cancer screening clinic on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The TDH clinic is located at 1004 South Bridge Street. To schedule an appointment, call 325-597-0550. The breast exams will be done by registered nurses and, if necessary, referrals for mammograms will be done in conjunction with the Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital or the hospital of the patient’s choice. Primary Health Care staff will be available to assist with financial aid for the cost of the mammograms. The risk factors for breast cancer are: (1) growing older and (2) being a woman. The American Cancer Society suggest a screening mammogram at 50 years of age and yearly thereafter.