News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Health & Fitness

October 10, 2012

Funding allows for cancer screenings

More Hoosiers will now have access to early-detection screenings for breast and cervical cancer thanks to a supplemental award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Indiana State Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. This award will provide assistance to 900 additional women.

On average, the program serves between 6,000 and 7,000 women each year.

“Each year more than 4,200 Hoosiers are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 200 are diagnosed with cervical cancer,” said State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D. “We know that early detection is critical to survival rates, and this award will make a direct impact on the lives of women who would not have had access to screenings and diagnostic services otherwise.”

The Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program provides access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic testing and treatment for underserved and underinsured women.

The state program is also responsible for implementing CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Eligibility for the program is determined by age, income and family size. For more information, call 855-435-7178 or visit

To learn more about breast and/or cervical cancer, including information on signs and symptoms, benefits of early detection and behaviors that can help decrease risk refer to the Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures 2012 report, a comprehensive report on the burden of cancer in Indiana, by visiting

Visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s website at

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