More good news… starting last week- more uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer will be eligible to receive comprehensive treatment through Arizona’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (which is administered by AHCCCS). In the past, only women diagnosed through Well Woman HealthCheck were able to access treatment through the Program.
The American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, Phoenix and Tucson Affiliates, worked hard to support this change. Funding for the expanded version of the Program was included in this year’s state budget. For more information on the Well Woman HealthCheck Program or the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program please visit the wellwomanhealthcheck.org. This is a great community resource- and will save lives.
This is a good program; i hope it saves many lives. By the way, is it still going on?
In addition, women can visit this link below for breast cancer and cervical cancer information:
Thank you so much for your question and comment. Yes, the Arizona Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program is still in place. You can learn more about the program at wellwomanhealthcheck.org and select the tab on Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program, BCCTP. There are more than 340 women on the treatment program at this time. We continually educate providers across the state about the program and the required steps for enrollment. If you have any further questions, please give us a call at (602) 542-1222.
Thank you as well for the prompt reply.