The Health Department has two main programs under the Montana Cancer Control Programs that direct our cancer control initiatives.
- Cancer Screening Program promotes early detection of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer and helps cover the costs of screenings for eligible men and women.
- Comprehensive Cancer Control Program works to reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality of cancer in our community.
Cascade City-County Health Department offers low or no-cost cancer screening tests for those that qualify.
- Breast cancer screenings are available to qualifying women ages 40-64.
- Cervical cancer screenings are available to women ages 30 and over.
- Colorectal cancer screenings are available to qualifying men and women ages 50-64, or those younger with a higher risk of colorectal cancer.
CCHD also offers the following screenings, diagnostic services and referrals:
- Clinical breast exams
- Pelvic exams
- Pap tests
- Fecal occult blood tests
- Follow-up diagnostic testing for abnormal test results
For more information on the Montana Cancer Control Programs including income guidelines, click here.
Click here to view current cancer screening guidelines.
For further information, an enrollment form or to make an appointment, call 791-9272.
Regular cancer testing can save your life. To learn more about screening for specific cancers, and other ways to improve your health and lower your risk factors for cancer, click on the link.
The mission of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality, and cancer-related health disparities in Montana.
This mission is achieved by:
- Building local coalitions
- Implementing public education activities
- Partnering with organizations or systems to achieve increased cancer screening rates
- Performing evidence-based cancer control activities
- Cancer is the leading cause of death among Montana residents, closely followed by heart disease as the second-leading cause of death.
- The single greatest cancer prevention measure that can be implemented is tobacco use prevention and cessation.
- Approximately 80% of colorectal cancer could be prevented by colonoscopic screening that can find and remove polyps and other precancerous growths.
- Invasive cervical cancer has been almost eliminated by the widespread use of Papaicolaou (Pap) screening.
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