REGION– The Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) is proudly supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Breast cancer can affect anyone, no matter their gender, background, or identity. This awareness month is a reminder of the importance of routine screening for breast cancer. Detecting cancer in its early stages is vital because it gives patients a better chance of successful treatment. CMDHD participates in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP), which offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings to those who are eligible.
“Early detection and treatment can make all the difference for someone diagnosed with cancer,” said Connie Lance, CMDHD Health Promotion supervisor. “Routine screening is the best way to detect cancer early, and CMDHD has programs, such as BC3NP, that can help with screening costs.” According to the CDC, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States among women.
Find out more information about BC3NP at https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/keep-mihealthy/chronicdiseases/cancer/bc3np. If an individual does not qualify through BC3NP, other assistance programs may be available. Learn more about CMDHD’s breast and cervical cancer screenings at https://www.cmdhd.org/bc3np.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our Reproductive Health Clinic at (989) 314-7570.