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Women's Cancer Screening: Prevention Pays!

Low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings are offered on a sliding-fee scale based on income at the Heatlh Department. Screenings are available at each of the county health centers. The program is coordinated by the Health Department and the Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition.

Woman getting a mammogramWho

If you do not meet the qualifications for Prevention Pays, assistance may be available. Please call Lisa Heck at 859.363.2010 for details.

Where
The Health Department offers daily appointments for annual women’s health exams, including a pap smear, pelvic exam and clinical breast exam performed by a nurse practitioner, at each of its county health centers. Call the health center most convenient for you to schedule an appointment. At the annual exam appointment, you will be given a voucher for a mammogram. You can then call St. Elizabeth Healthcare to schedule your appointment for a mammogram.

Follow-up
If abnormalities are found during a Prevention Pays screening, follow-up care—including additional screenings, biopsies and cancer treatment—is available through the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program

More info
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created easy-to-read graphics showing when and how women need to be screened for cervical cancer and factors that influence a woman's risk of getting breast cancer.