Breast cancer is the most common new cancer diagnosis among women and the second leading cause of cancer death. LG Health receives funding from Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) Health to provide access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for low income, uninsured and underinsured women.
The PA-BCCEDP, formerly known as the HealthyWoman Program, enables LG Health to provide cervical cancer screenings for women aged 21-64 and breast cancer screening and care for women aged 40-64. The program also supports women under the age of 40 that have symptoms of breast cancer.
Ethel Wander, LG Health Program Coordinator, manages screening and follow-up care for women in the program. This care and coordination involves the scheduling of mammography and any follow-up services. Women who are diagnosed with cancer may be eligible for services through the breast and cervical cancer screening (BCCPT) program. The BCCPT program is administered by the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services, and provides full health-care benefits to women needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition of the breast or cervix.
Since 2002, more than 4,300 women have received screening and diagnostic services through LG Health’s participation in the Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
For more information about the program, please contact Ethel at 717-544-3285.