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​Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program is Saving Lives

10/28/2019

Breast Cancer awarenessOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but the County’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Program (BCCCP) works to screen women throughout the year.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in North Carolina. While there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are things you can do like knowing your risk factors, getting regular breast screenings and mammograms to ensure that your breasts are as healthy as they can be and increase the likelihood that your doctor will find breast cancer early, when it's most treatable.

Through BCCCP, Public Health provides free or low-cost breast screenings, colorectal screenings and pap smears as well as follow-up services for eligible women. Our breast screening includes mammogram and clinical breast exam for women between the ages of 50 - 64 who have not had a mammogram in the past year.