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West Virginia Breast and Cervical

Cancer Screening Program

 

 

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Mission Statement

 

The mission of the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program is to prevent unnecessary disease, disability, and premature death due to cancer of the breast and/or cervix.

 

Program Overview

 

The WVBCCSP provides clinical breast examinations (CBEs), mammograms, and Pap tests for eligible women, as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal. Since Program inception in 1991, the WVBCCSP has enrolled over 107,000 women and provided more than 209,000 Pap tests, 136,000 mammograms, and 198,000 breast exams.

 

While screening services are key to early detection, their existence alone is insufficient to achieve a reduction in the illness and death associated with these diseases. As required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the WVBCCSP engages in the following activities in order to implement a comprehensive program: 

 

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Program Management

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Screening and Diagnostic Services

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Education and Outreach

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Partnership and Collaboration

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Evaluation (Surveillance, Quality Assurance, and Technical Assistance)

 

2000

West Virginia was one of the first states to provide coverage of treatment for breast and cervical cancer through Medicaid.

 

2003

The WVBCCSP began providing liquid-based Pap tests and HPV testing to clients meeting specific clinical guidelines.

 

2004

The WVBCCSP was highlighted in the CDC publication, The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program 1991-2002 National Report.

 

2005

The WVBCCSP reached a record high of 32.9% of newly enrolled clients who were never or rarely screened for cervical cancer.

 

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West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program,  350 Capitol St. Room 427,  Charleston, WV 25301

304.558.5388 or 1.800.642.8522