East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

BCCP Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

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The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program was established to provide screening and follow-up services to low income, uninsured/underinsured women throughout the state of Georgia because “Early Detection Saves Lives”. This program is funded through federal and state grants.


  • GA Resident
  • Low Income
  • No Insurance
  • Underinsured

The program provides FREE:

Age 21 +

  • Pap test
  • Abnormal breast or cervical follow-up for women ages 21+

Age 40 +

  • Clinical Breast Exam(CBE)
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap test
  • Mammogram to women ages 40-64






The Facts about Breast Cancer

Most breast lumps are not cancer!!!The Facts about Breast Cancer

  • All women are at risk
  • The risk increases as you get older
  • It is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.

What You Can Do

  • Become familiar with how your breasts normally look and feel
  • Report any new breast changes to a health care professional as soon as they are found.

     Ages 21-39

  • Have a health care provider perform a breast exam every 3 years

     Age 40 +

  • Have a health care provider perform a clinical breast exam
  • Get your mammogram every year or as directed by your provider


The Facts about Cervical Cancer

No women should die of cervical cancer.

  • It is one of the most preventable cancers.

What You Can Do

All women should begin cervical cancer screening at age 21.

Women 21-29

  • Pap test every 3 years
  • Have a Health Care Provider perform a Clinical Breast Exam

Women 30-64

  • Pap test every 3
  • HPV test AND Pap test every 5 years

Women over 65:

  • No further testing if you have had 3 normal pap test results in the past 10 years











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For more information or to make an appointment Please call BCCP Patient Navigator Lisa Ann Wheeler at (706) 667-4284 or lisa.wheeler@dph.ga.gov