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Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

 

 

Through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.

To improve access to screening, Congress passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990, which directed CDC to create the NBCCEDP.  Currently, the NBCCEDP funds all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 11 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations to provide screening services for breast and cervical cancer.  The program helps low-income, uninsured, women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.  These services include --

  • Clinical breast examinations.
  • Mammograms.
  • Pap tests.
  • Pelvic examinations.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests.
  • Diagnostic testing if results are abnormal.
  • Referrals to treatment.

In 2000, Congress passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act, which gives states the option to offer women who are diagnosed with cancer in the NBCCEDP access to treatment through Medicaid.  To date, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have approved this Medicaid option.