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Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Detecting and treating cancer early is important. It can be the difference between life and death.

The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) can help.

Eligible women can receive these cancer screenings in Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry, Glades and Collier Counties.

Services provided:

  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings (mammograms, Pap smears and clinical breast exams) for one year
  • Diagnostic exams (as needed)
  • Outreach and public education

Who is eligible?

  • A woman who is 50-64 years of age, and
  • Has a household income that is less than or equal to 200 percent of the poverty level (see application), and
  • Has no health insurance to cover the cost of clinical breast exams, mammogram or Pap smear, and
  • Lives in any of the counties listed above

How to apply for the program:

Download the application for services: English [pdf 464 KB] -  Español [pdf 544KB] or call 941-861-2676

What happens next?

We will let you know if you qualify. We will make your appointments for breast and cervical cancer screenings and other needed tests for one year.

Cost and Insurance Information

  • We will also pay for the services you receive if you are eligible.
  • Treatment may be paid by Medicaid.

Early detection is the key to successful treatment. Please call us right away if you are having new breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other changes.

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