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Breast Cancer Screening Services Provided

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable form. Early detection saves lives.

Chart: Breast Cancer Screening Results and Outcomes NBCCEDP Five Year Summary, July 2002 - June 2007

From July 2002 through June 2007, 1,785,597 mammograms were provided to 1,146,391 women, and 14,682 breast cancers were detected.* These data reflect clinical services provided through CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

Through NBCCEDP, CDC provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women ages 40—64 access to timely, high-quality screening and diagnostic services, enabling detection of breast and cervical cancer at the earliest stages. To reach underserved women, NBCCEDP supports an array of strategies, including program management, screening and diagnostic services, data management, quality assurance and quality improvement, evaluation, partnerships, professional development, and recruitment. Providers in the program work collaboratively to provide breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment referrals (where appropriate). The program's continued success depends in large part on the complementary efforts of a variety of national organizations, as well as on state and community partners.

*Breast cancers include invasive breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and other in situ excluding lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

Data Source: April 2008 Submission of NBCCEDP Minimum Data Elements (MDE).

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