Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP)
|Among Michigan women, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths and is the most frequently diagnosed cancer.|
In 2010, 7,340 women in Michigan were newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and 1,320 women died of the disease. The American Cancer Society estimated that in the United States, 207,090 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and 39,840 women died of breast cancer in 2010.
|Michigan's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP) provides free annual breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to underserved populations across the state.|
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.
Public Healt, Delta & Menominee is among the 20 local health departments across Michigan to offer BCCCNP.
Services that the local agencies provide are:
- Have an income < 250% of federal poverty level
- Be uninsured or underinsured for these tests
- Be age 21-64
Check out the Income Guideline Brochure.
If a breast and/or cervical abnormality is detected from the screening test/exam, the woman will be referred to community providers for follow-up.
In the event of a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer through the BCCCNP, a woman may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. If eligible, Medicaid will pay for all of her medical expenses for as long as she is being treated for the cancer.
PHDM also offers our BCCCNP clients WISEWOMAN, which is a cardiovascular screening as well as lifestyle counseling service.
Call for an Appointment today!Escanaba Office: 906-786-4111
Menominee Office: 906-863-4451