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Breast and Cervical Cancer


Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program iconEvery Woman’s Life

The Every Woman’s Life Program (EWL) provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for women with limited access to screening exams.  To be eligible, women must be a Virginia resident between the ages of 50-64, meet federal income guidelines and be uninsured or underinsured.  A limited number of screenings can be also provided to women age 40-49.  Effective July 1, 2006, the Virginia General Assembly approved funding to provide diagnostic testing to eligible women between the ages of 18-39 who have symptoms of breast or cervical cancer.

Services provided by the program include a clinical breast exam, mammogram, pelvic exam and Pap test.  If a woman enrolled in EWL is diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer she may be eligible for Medicaid to pay for treatment.  In addition, women age 50-64 will also be assessed for risk of colorectal cancer.  Women who meet screening criteria will receive a FIT test (fecal immunoassay test), which tests for blood in the stool.  Clients with a positive FIT test will be referred for a colonoscopy and necessary treatment.

For additional information, please contact:

Sherry Jones, BSN
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
201 Francis Marion Lane
Marion, VA  24354
Phone:  (276) 781-7450
Fax:  (276) 781-7455

Email:  Sherry.Jones@vdh.virginia.gov

Last Updated: 07-30-2011

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