NORTH CAROLINA BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM (NCBCCCP)
Each year, more than 12,000 women in North Carolina receive breast and cervical cancer screenings through BCCCP. Through local health departments, BCCP provides free or low cost breast and cervical cancer screening and follow up services to eligible women in North Carolina.
Who is eligible?
Women ages 40-64
Have a household income at or below 250-percent of the federal poverty level
Are uninsured or underinsured
Are without Medicare part B or Medicaid
What services are offered?
Clinical breast exams
Mammogram (if age appropriate)
Diagnostic testing if results are abnormal
Referrals to treatment
What if cancer is found?
Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid (BCCM) funds treatment for BCCCP patients who are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. To be eligible, women must qualify for the BCCCP program.
Recommended Screenings for Women
Clinical breast exam (CBE) is an exam by a medical provider recommended for women ages 21-39 every three years and annually for women ages 40 and older.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best method to find breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Women ages 40-49 are advised to talk with your doctor about how often you should have a mammogram. Women ages 50-74 are advised to have a mammogram every 1-2 years.
Cervical Cancer Screening: the Pap test looks for cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated. The Pap test is recommended for most women ages 21-65.