The Illinois breast & cervical cancer Program
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women.
What kind of assistance does the program provide?
Cass County Health Department nurses and professional staff will help enrolled women by scheduling screenings, explaining screening results and answering any questions. These same nurses and professional staff will immediately refer women needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer to the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Does the IBCCP offer any treatment options or is it geared solely toward preventive care?
The program was created as a way to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality by providing quality screening and diagnostic services that promote early detection. If a woman enrolled in the IBCCP is diagnosed with cancer through the program’s screenings and tests, she is eligible to receive treatment benefits through the state’s Medicaid system, which is managed by the Illinois Department of Public Aid.