I was also interested to see what kind of support is available for those facing breast cancer here and this is what I found:
The Hawaiian department of health established a Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program in 1993. The primary goal is to reach women who are typically under served by early detection screening programs and therefore at greater risk. In Hawaii that mean women of lower income, who have no or insufficient health insurance and more often are native Hawaiian and Filipino women.
This screening is available to women between the ages of 50-64 and is offered in partnership with nine community clinics, hospitals and other organizations who specialize in breast and cervical cancer detection.
This all came on the heals of the US Congress passing the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act in 1990 which recognizes the value of screening and early detection for 'all' American women - not just those who can afford it.