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Cancer Screening Program

The Cancer Screening Program, formerly the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), was established in 1992 with funding from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Georgia. It was an expansion of the Cervical Cancer Screening Program, which was established in 1965. The Cancer Screening Program is a statewide breast and cervical cancer early detection program that is offered by more than 200 public health clinics and selected nonprofit agencies to low income, uninsured women.

Screening Services:

  • Clinical breast examinations
  • Mammograms, if 40 or older
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Pap tests

Diagnostic Follow-up Services:

Women detected with abnormal screening results are referred to participating health care providers for diagnostic and treatment services. Diagnostic services and case management may be provided at no or low cost to eligible women. The goal is that every woman who has an abnormal screening result be referred for and receive the follow-up she needs. If treatment is necessary, low-income women who are eligible may receive treatment services through the Women's Health Medicaid Program.

Eligibility:

  • Must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (about $18,000 for an individual and $36,800 for a family of four)
  • Must have no insurance or be underinsured and not otherwise eligible for Medicaid or Medicare
  • Must have been one year or more since last mammogram and/or Pap test or have symptoms suspicious of breast or cervical cancer
  • Women forty years and older may be eligible for clinical breast and pelvic examinations, Pap tests, mammograms, and diagnostic evaluations, if needed
  • Women between the ages of 35 and 39 who have symptoms highly suspicious of breast cancer may be eligible for diagnostic evaluation
  • Women less than 40 years of age who have abnormal Pap test results may be eligible for diagnostic evaluation services
  • Women under the age of 40 may be eligible for clinical breast and pelvic examinations and Pap tests

Breast Cancer Policy Manual 2004 (PDF) & Cervical Screening Manual 2004 (PDF)

How to access services:

Any woman may go to the Public Health Department in their county of residence. Information regarding the program can also be obtained from the Georgia Cancer Control Section of the Georgia Department of Human Resources by email at cancercontrol@dhr.state.ga.us or by telephone 404-657-6611.

For more information, follow this link: http://health.state.ga.us/programs/cancer/csp.asp.

 

 

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