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[ISDH]State Cancer Screening Program Receives Additional Funding
Start Date: 10/2/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/2/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS—Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, more Hoosiers will now have access to early detection screenings for breast and cervical cancer thanks to a supplemental award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the Indiana State Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  This award will provide assistance to 900 additional women.  On average, the program serves between 6,000 and 7,000 women each year.

 

“Each year more than 4,200 Hoosiers are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 200 are diagnosed with cervical cancer,” said State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D.  “We know that early detection is critical to survival rates, and this award will make a direct impact on the lives of women who would not have had access to screenings and diagnostic services otherwise.”

 

The Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing, and treatment for underserved and underinsured women. The state program is also responsible for implementing CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

 

Eligibility for the program is determined by age, income and family size.  For more information or to see if you are eligible for the program, call 855-435-7178 or visit www.in.gov/isdh/24967.htm.

 

To learn more about breast and/or cervical cancer, including information on signs and symptoms, benefits of early detection and behaviors that can help decrease risk, please refer to the Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures 2012 report, a comprehensive report on the burden of cancer in Indiana, by visiting www.indianacancer.org.

 

Organizations interested in impacting the burden of cancer in Indiana should consider participating in the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC).  The ICC is a statewide network of partnerships whose mission is to reduce the cancer burden in Indiana through the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive plan that address cancer across the continuum from prevention through palliation.  Participation in the ICC is open to all organizations and individuals interested in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, quality of life, data collection and advocacy regarding cancer-related issues. To become a member of the ICC and find additional information about cancer prevention and control in Indiana, please visit the ICC’s website at www.indianacancer.org.

 

To visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s website, go to www.StateHealth.in.gov.

 

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Contact Information:
Name: Amanda Turney
Phone: 317.233.7254
Email: aturney@isdh.in.gov
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