Rome, GA: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Floyd County Health Department wants everyone to be aware of the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP). “Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in Georgia,” says Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District BCCP Coordinator Anne Murphy. “Early detection is critical; cancers found earlier are more likely to be treated successfully, and women are surviving longer with breast cancer.”
BCCP provides access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services throughout the state to Georgia women residents. Services are available for women with limited annual income, as well as uninsured (no current health insurance) and underinsured (limited health insurance) and women who are between the ages of 40-64 for breast cancer and 21-64 for cervical cancer.
Services provided by the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) include:
- Clinical breast examinations
- Pelvic examinations
- Pap tests
- Mammograms (if 40-64 years old)
- Diagnostic evaluation, if results are abnormal.
- Referrals to treatment through the Women’s Health Medicaid Program
For more information or to access services, please call the Floyd County Health Department at 706-295-6123.