The Barry-Eaton District Health Department provides breast and cervical cancer screening through the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). In a clinical atmosphere, a safe, reputable and thorough screening is provided as well as follow-up care if needed.
Why should I get checked for breast and cervical cancer?
- The best way to survive cancer is to find it early, when it is most easily treated.
- Every year, more than 1,400 Michigan women die from breast cancer and 100 women die from cervical cancer.
- Although all women are at risk to develop breast cancer, this risk increases as a woman gets older.
- There are simple tests to screen for both breast and cervical cancer.
- If you are 40 years of age or older, you should get a mammogram (a type of breast X-ray) and a breast exam by a health professional every one to two years.
- All women should receive regular Pap smears, the screening test for cervical cancer, from their doctor or health care provider.
How do I qualify?
- 50-64 years old
- 40-49 years old with a breast problem
- No health insurance coverage
- Live in Barry or Eaton County
- Income at or below the following limits:
Number of People in Household
* Each additional member beyond 8 add
What services will I receive?
- Clinical breast exam
- Pelvic exam
- Pap smear
- Some diagnostic tests, if needed
Beginning December 2010, BCCCP women are eligible to join the WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) program. WISEWOMAN clients receive screening for chronic disease risk factors - blood pressure, cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. A lifestyle counselor assists women in making healthy behavior choices and provides referrals to low or no-cost community programs.
To call for an appointment:
Hastings (269) 945-9516 option 3 then option 4
Charlotte (517) 541-2630 or (517) 485-7110 Ext. 630
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
Susan G Komen for the Cure
Michigan Cancer Consortium