The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (also known as Care For Yourself) coordinates screening and treatment for persons in need of breast and cervical cancer health services to eligible women. Eligibility is determined based on symptoms, age, income and whether or not insurance is available to the patient.
Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Care For Yourself Brochure
National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov
Iowa Department of Public Health www.idph.state.ia.us
Breast Cancer: In 2012, an estimated 236,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States. In Iowa, in 2012, 2250 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and about 410 will die from this disease. Only lung cancer causes more cancer death among Iowa women than breast cancer.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program http://www.idph.state.ia.us/CFY
Breast Cancer Facts and Symptoms http://www.idph.state.ia.us/CFY/Public.aspx?page=Breast Cancer
Avon Breast Care Fund www.avonfoundation.org
Avon Breast Cancer Project
Beyond Pink Team www.cedarvalleybreastcancer.org
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation www.komen.org
National Breast Cancer Coalition www.nationalcancercoalition.org