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BCCS Services

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Services provided by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program are:

Screening Services - Exams and tests used to detect cancer when no symptoms* are present:

Diagnostic Services – Exams and tests used to detect cancer when symptoms are present or to check an area of concern on a screening test:

Cervical Dysplasia Management and Treatment – Follow-up and treatment of abnormal cells on the cervix:

Help Applying for Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) – MBCC is a Medicaid program that helps women to get treatment for breast and cervical cancer:

  • Help filling out the application
  • Initial screening for eligibility
  • Determination of a qualifying diagnosis
  • Case management and education

Description of services:

Breast biopsy – Removal of a small amount of tissue from the breast to check for abnormal cells.

Breast ultrasound – A test that uses sound waves to take a picture of the inside of the breast.

Cervical biopsy – Removal of a small amount of abnormal tissue from the cervix.

Cervical conization – Treating abnormal cervical cells by removing a cone-shaped area of tissue from the cervix and cervical canal.

Cervical cryotherapy – Removing abnormal cervical cells by freezing them.

Clinical breast examination (CBE) – A health care provider, such as a doctor or nurse, looks at and feels the breast and underarms for skin changes or lumps during a health check-up.

Colposcopy – A healthcare provider looks at the cervix with a special microscope.

Diagnostic Mammogram – An x-ray picture of the breast used to find cancer. This mammogram provides more pictures using different angles compared to a screening mammogram. Often performed if the screening mammogram has an area that needs to be visualized better.

LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excisional Procedure) – Removal of abnormal cervical tissue using a thin wire loop with an electric current.

Pap test (Pap smear) - A test that checks the cervix for abnormal cells.

Pelvic examination – A health care provider, such as a doctor or nurse, looks at and feels the outside and inside of the vagina and genital area for changes associated with cancer or other problem

Screening Mammogram – An x-ray picture of the breast used to find breast cancer.

I need to know:

How to Find a clinic

Who can get breast and cervical cancer services?

Breast and cervical cancer treatment information

Cancer Information, resources and support

Last updated August 19, 2014