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.
National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov
Iowa Department of Public Health www.idph.state.ia.us
Cervical Cancer: In 2012, about 12,170 women in the United States will find out they have cancer of the cervix; 4,220 will die from it.Ref: 21 Each year in Iowa, about 36 women die from cervical cancer.Ref: 22 These deaths can be prevented. A Pap test can find changes in the cells before they have cancer, when treatment works best.
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
Beyond Pink Team www.cedarvalleybreastcancer.org
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation www.komen.org
National Breast Cancer Coalition www.nationalcancercoalition.org
Cervical Cancer: In 2007, about 11,150 women in the United States will find out they have cancer of the cervix; 3,670 will die from it.Ref: 21 Each year in Iowa, about 45 women die from cervical cancer.Ref: 22 These deaths can be prevented. A Pap test can find changes in the cells before they have cancer, when treatment works best.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program http://www.idph.state.ia.us/careforyourself/default.asp
Colorectal Cancer: Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the third leading cause of all cancer deaths in Iowa. In 2009, an estimated 1,820 Iowans will be diagnosed and an estimated 630 will die from colorectal cancer. According to the 2007 Iowa Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, only 48 percent of eligible adult Iowans have been screened for colorectal cancer. When detected early, colorectal cancer can be successfully treated more than 90 percent of the time, and in 70 percent of all colorectal cancer cases no symptoms were reported. The Black Hawk County Health Department partners with the American Cancer Society and locally with Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, Allen Hospital, and People’s Clinic to provide annual screenings each March. www.Davidsfight.org
Iowa Get Screened - Colorectal Cancer Program http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/iowa_get_screened.asp
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
Prostate Cancer: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. While there are no certain methods of preventing prostate cancer, men may lower their risk by adapting universal cancer prevention lifestyle recommendations.
Iowa Department of Public Health http://www.idph.state.ia.us/CCC/default.asp