Cancer screening services available include Pap test, clinical breast examination and instruction for performing breast self exams. Mammography screening, based on a sliding income scale is available for women 40 to 64 years of age. General cancer information is also available.
Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening – Program Overview
Public health has a unique opportunity to educate women on the benefits of early detection of breast and cervical cancer with self-breast examination, clinical breast examination, screening mammograms and pelvic examination with Pap test screening. Early detection of breast and cervical cancer with a corresponding decrease in mortality is dependent on periodic rescreening.
A woman may be eligible for low cost breast and cervical cancer screening through the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program (KWCSP) if she meets the following requirements: 21 to 64 years of age, household income less than 250% of the current annual federal poverty guideline and has no third party payer source (no Medicare, no Medicaid and no private health insurance).
For information about mammograms and breast density testing, click here: Breast Density flyer
For basic information on Gynecologic Cancers, click here.
For easy steps to prevent Cervical Cancer, watch this short video.