Free breast cancer screenings to be offered in Hamtramck on Wednesday, Oct. 26

Free breast cancer screenings to be offered in Hamtramck on Wednesday, Oct. 26
Posted at 8:04 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 08:04:55-04

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection can mean life or death.

With that in mind, the Hamtramck Health Center, in partnership with the Tri- County Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP), is providing free screenings and mammograms to those in the community who need them most. A representative from BCCCP will be at the Hamtramck Health Center located at 9021 Joseph Campau in Hamtramck on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those who attend will be informed on how to access free breast and cervical cancer screenings when enrolled into the BCCCP. The enrollment includes a clinical breast exam, mammogram, Pap smear, pelvic exam and follow-up tests if needed.

The BCCCP serves eligible women ages 40-64, uninsured, underinsured and the insured who face high deductibles. Eligibility requirements consist of:

·         Women, ages 40 to 64, requiring breast / cervical screening / diagnostic / treatment services
·         Women, ages 21 to 39, referred to BCCCP with an abnormal screening Pap test or clinical breast exam which requires breast/cervical diagnostic services
·         Michigan residents living in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties
·         Uninsured or under-insured
·         Meeting income guidelines (under 250% federal poverty level).
Also through Wayne County's partnership with the American Cancer Society, anyone between the ages of 50-75 who is eligible* can receive a free colorectal screening fit kit on the same day at the Hamtramck Health Center.