Any woman can get cancer. The key to survival is early detection through important screening exams, such as mammograms and pap smears. Unfortunately, many women in our community lack adequate health insurance, and are often diagnosed with cancer at later stages when it is harder to treat.
A new Women’s Health Screening Fund has been created by the Harrison Medical Center Foundation that will help women access potentially life-saving screenings for breast and cervical cancer. The fund extends the safety net that already exists in our community by working with local, contracted providers of the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP). Last year approximately 425 Kitsap women received screening and diagnostic exams through the BCCHP.
For more information about the Women’s Health Screening Fund, call the Harrison Foundation at 360-744-6761.
Learn more about mammograms, pap smears, and other women's health topics by visiting our Healthcenter.