Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening
The BCCP program provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to low income, uninsured or underinsured women. the program will pay for an annual clinical breast examination, annual mammogram and pap smears, as needed, for women 40 -64 years of age and for women over 65, if they do not have Medicare Part B. Participants in the program must be Maryland residents with family incomes less than 250% of the federal poverty level and not have insurance with screening benefits. For more information contact 301-609-6816

Colorectal Cancer
Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death among men and woman in the U.S. However, it is the most preventable with periodic screening. The Health Department has a colon cancer screening program for eligible men and woman, ages 50-64, with no or little insurance, who live in Charles County. Call today for eligibility and an appointment at 301-609-6843.

Prostate Cancer
After looking at the expected harms and the possible benefit from PSA screening, the United States Preventive Services Task Force in May 2012 recommended against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer.

If a man is considering prostate cancer screening, he should have a thorough discussion with his medical provider to learn about the expected harms and the possible benefit of screening, subsequent diagnostic testing, and possible treatment so he can make an informed decision about whether he wants to be tested.

For additional information regarding the Department of Health’s Cancer Screening and Assistance Programs call 301-609-6843 or 301-609-6832...