Your best protection against cancer is early detection.
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) assists women with breast and cervical cancer screening.

Our program provides free breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and pap tests for women:
  •  Between the ages of 40 to 64 for the breast cancer screening (clinical breast exam and mammogram)
  •  Between the ages of 18 to 64 for cervical cancer screening (pelvic exam and pap test)
  •  Within income guidelines - 250% of federal poverty level
  •  Uninsured (no private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare) or underinsured (limited coverage for these screening tests)
A mammogram offers the best opportunity to detect breast cancer at an early stage. A mammogram is an easy, generally painless test. The key to successful mammogram screenings is to have them done routinely - once is not enough. Yearly mammograms can detect changes in the breast that can develop into cancer.

Cervical cancer is one of the most treatable cancers if it is detected early. A Pap test offers the best opportunity to detect cervical cancer at an early stage, when successful treatment is likely. A Pap test is a quick and simple test that identifies abnormal cells in the cervix that can develop into cancer. Regular Pap tests can detect these changes before they have a chance to turn into cervical cancer.

We offer the following BCCCP services:

  •  Clinical breast exam and pap test
  •  Instruction in breast self exam
  •  Referral for mammogram

Despite the success of mammograms and pap tests in detecting breast and cervical cancer, not all women get these tests. Don't wait until it's too late, get screened today!

Cancer Prevention and Control Branch Federal Poverty Guidelines
Effective January 13, 2021
Household Size Gross Yearly Income
1 32,200
2 43,550
3 54,900
4 66,250
5 77,600
6 88,950
7 100,300
8 111,650
For each additional family member (beyond 8)

Who is Eligible for NC BCCCP?

Women who:
  • are uninsured or underinsured
  • are without Medicare Part B or Medicaid
  • are between ages 40-64 for breast screening services
  • are between ages 21-64 for cervical screening services

For example, if there are five people in the household, your yearly income cannot be above $76,600 to qualify for NC BCCCP.

Note: Income guidelines are determined annually by the federal government. Current guidelines may be accessed through local Departments of Social Services.

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