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Early Detection is the Best Protection

Early Detection is the Best Protection

Meet Susan Trinklein, a woman who received a free mammogram through DHD#10, “From the minute I started my experience with DHD#10 I couldn’t have met a more wonderful and caring group of women. I got an appointment to have a mammogram and also a breast ultrasound. After several tests, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. After surgery and radiation, I am cancer free for going on seven years.  I will be forever thankful; all I had to worry about was getting well and not all the paperwork since it was handled at DHD#10.” Susan’s story reminds women the importance of scheduling a yearly mammogram.
It is likely we all have had a family member or friend who, like Susan, has been affected by cancer. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to help protect your health from cancer. One being- follow recommendations for cancer screening tests.

Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who have no symptoms. The sooner an abnormality can be detected, the better success of treatment. Recommended screening tests vary based on age and risk factors. Be sure to have open and honest conversations with your healthcare provider to find out which cancer screenings you need.

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) has several programs that helps men and women receive recommended preventative cancer screenings at low or no cost.

1. Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
– For women ages 40-64
– Who have NO Insurance or Limited Insurance or a High Deductible Insurance Plan
– Meet the Current Income Guidelines

What services are available?
Screening
Through your local DHD#10 office or contract providers, women can receive:
Clinical Breast Exams / Pap Smears / Pelvic Exams / Screening Mammograms

Diagnostic
If a breast and/or cervical abnormality is identified from the screening test/exam, the woman will be referred to community providers for follow-up.

Cancer Treatment
In the event of a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer, a woman may be eligible for a special Medicaid program through the Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program.

2. Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
– For men & women ages 50-64
– Who have NO Insurance or Limited Insurance or a High Deductible Insurance Plan
– Meet the Current Income Guidelines

What services are available?
Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT Kit) At Home Test for individuals of average risk.

Colonscopy for individuals of average risk and increased risk.

Men and women looking for more information about these programs, call  (888) 217-3904, and select option # 2.

 

Quicklinks

Cancer Screening Guidelines

Cancer Screening Tests