Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Every 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, MS, BSN, RN Program Coordinator/Case Manager
Crissy Milhorne, RN Case Manager
Vickie Sage, CHW Community Outreach