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Cancer Screening

Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)

Did you know 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime? And nearly 40,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. In Lorain County, between 2008 and 2012, there were 1,670 cancer deaths. Of those deaths, 236 of them were from breast or cervical cancer.

The BCCP is a statewide, high-quality breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic program offered at no cost to eligible women in Ohio. Eligible women will be scheduled for services with providers in their area. Services include:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms
  • Case Management
  • Diagnostic testing, including biopsy and ultrasound if needed.

Eligibility Requirements:

You are eligible for these services if you meet the following:

  • Live in households with income less than 200% of the poverty level
  • Have no insurance
  • Are 40 years of age or older for Pap tests, pelvic exams, and clinical breast exams
  • Are 50 years of age or older for mammograms

Women who have been screened for breast cancer through the BCCP and are found to need treatment for breast or cervical cancer (or pre-cancerous conditions) will be assisted by the BCCP staff in finding community resources and may be eligible to apply for BCCP Medicaid.

Lorain County Residents should call BCCP, Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 1-800-443-2168 or 216-201-2001 ext. 1541.

 

Click here for more information on the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project