Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (Early Detection Works)
The Health Department administers a comprehensive Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) (Early Detection Works). With these funds, low-income women have access to life-saving cancer screening services and follow-up care, including cancer treatment if that should be needed.
Through this program, women who have breast and cervical cancer will be identified at earlier stages of these diseases, when treatment is less expensive and the survival rate is more favorable. Working together, participating medical providers and local health agencies can ensure that the highest quality breast and cervical cancer control services are available to all women in their communities.
These are some of the services the Health Departments Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides:
Access to Medicaid - Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through the BCCCP are eligible to apply for Medicaid coverage that provides all medical care for them through the entire course of their treatment.