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.