Superior Breast Health Fund Information and Application Form

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Breast Friends Fund

Application Form

Please Note: The Application Form is a fillable Adobe pdf form. You can type in it, then print it, fax it or attach it to an email to return it to us. Although the email button on the form does not work in all browsers, you should also be able to save the form to your computer and attach it to an email in the usual way.

 

Early detection of breast cancer can mean survival for 90% of women and Mammograms can detect a cancerous tumor up to two years before it can be felt.

Regular Pap tests greatly increase survival rates for cervical cancer.

The Marquette County Health Department is here to provide these screening services to you!

For early diagnosis and prompt treatment of breast and cervical cancers, experts recommend the following schedule:

For Women Age 29 - 39

  • Breast self-exam each  month
  • Clinical breast exam every three years"""

For Women Age 40 and Over

  • Mammogram every year
  • Clinical breast exam every year
  • Pelvic exam 
  •  Pap test performed according to program guidelines

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Navigation Services through the Marquette County Health Department provides the following services to women ages 40 to 65 who meet the income guidelines:

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammograms
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Follow-up colposcopy (if necessary)
  • Breast consultation (if necessary)

ADVANTAGES OF THE BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER NAVIGATION SERVICES AT THE MARQUETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • No cost to client for services
  • Care coordination assistance
  • Education and explanation of procedures and results
  • Personal physician notification of results
  • Client notification of results and reminders for follow-up or rescreening

AND NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS...

  • One in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life.
  • Over 75% of breast cancers are found in women ages 50 and over.
  • 150+ women die of cervical cancer in Michigan every year.

For more information about the BCCNS program, please contact us:

Marquette County Health Department
Clinical Health Services
184 US 41 East
Negaunee, Michigan  49866
(906) 475-7844 (phone)

(906) 475-4435 (fax)

Internet Links of Interest:

Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Health

Important Telephone Numbers:

American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345
Michigan Department of Community Health: 1-800-922-MAMM

 Guidelines used to determine BCCCP Income Eligibility

The federal poverty level figures are updated annually.   To obtain the most recent federal poverty level figures, click here for their website, or call the Michigan BCCNS office at
517-335-9161.