Congratulations to AccessMatters and Adagio Health for delivering breast and cervical cancer screenings to more than 7,870 individuals for the year ending June 30, 2020 and resulting in 119 cancers detected.
Both organizations provide screenings as part of the PA Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) which has operated for over 25 years providing digital and 3D mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs and biopsies to detect breast cancer; Pap tests, HPV tests and biopsies to detect cervical cancer; and a range of other diagnostic and referral services. Clients must have income less than 250% of the federal poverty income guidelines, meet gender requirements, be uninsured or underinsured (high co-pays or deductibles) and live in Pennsylvania. The age range for breast services is 40-64 and for cervical services the range is 21-64. Younger high-risk clients may also be eligible. Those diagnosed with cancer are referred to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment program BCCPT, administered by the PA Department of Human Services.