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Cancer Screening

Available to women not enrolled in prenatal or family planning programs. Provides pap smears, breast and pelvic exam, and cancer prevention counseling. Referrals are made for mammograms if client is eligible, or to OB/GYN practice under contract if pap smear is abnormal.​


 

Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program

The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program offers breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic and treatment services. These services are provided to women who meet income eligibility requirements and who do not have health insurance to cover the cost.  This program is part of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Through the Mercer County Health Department, women can receive a mammogram, a breast exam by a health professional, a Pap test, and a pelvic exam.  If any abnormal results are found, the woman is then eligible for follow-up diagnostic services.  If cancer or pre-cancerous conditions are diagnosed, the woman may be eligible for Medicaid coverage for treatment.  

Available cancer screening services include:

- Pap test and pelvic examination
- Clinical breast exam and instruction for performing self breast exams
- Mammography screening, based on a sliding income scale is available for women 40-64 years of age
- General cancer information
- Other lab tests and immunizations as needed

Learn More about Cancer Screening Services.

Get more information about the HPV Vaccine.

Women who have been screened by a local health department and found to need treatment for breast or cervical cancer may receive treatment through Kentucky Medicaid Services. Learn more about the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program.

Get more information about the Komen Foundation and Celebrating Life!

Testicular and Prostate Cancer Screening

Talk to your nurse about self exams and concerns you may have about testicular cancer.  Referrals and recommendations are given as needed.  

 

Colon Cancer Screening

Talk to your nurse about any concerns you may have about colorectal cancer.  Referrals and recommendations are given as needed.

 Skin Cancer Screening

Talk to your nurse about any concerns you may have about your skin and potential cancerous areas.  Referrals and recommendations are given as needed.


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