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Critical Cancer Screenings Offered During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Year Round for Eligible Fulton Residents

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Fulton County Board of Health wants to remind women who live in Fulton County to get their life-saving cancer screenings available year round at its Adamsville, College Park and North Fulton regional health centers.    

Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States and in Georgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   The CDC says early detection – through health screenings—can lower the death rate of breast and cervical cancers.   The CDC recommends more women should utilize these life-saving, preventive screenings.

 “The research shows that cancer deaths disproportionately affect women who are uninsured or underinsured.   Therefore, Fulton County’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers these vital services throughout the year,” explains Fulton County Nursing Supervisor Debra Dewitt.  

Through Fulton County’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), women who are income-eligible can receive FREE or low-cost breast and cervical screenings and other diagnostic services.   The program will cover the cost of a mammogram to uninsured Fulton residents who meet the program criteria.   To qualify for Fulton County’s BCCP program, a woman must:

  • Reside in Fulton County
  • Be uninsured or underinsured
  • Be income eligible
  • Be between the ages of 40 to 64 years
  • Have had her last mammogram more than a year ago.
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Services Offered at Three Fulton County Regional Health Centers:

     

    Adamsville Regional Health Center

    General info: 404-613-4215

     

    3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, GA   30331-3674

     

    For breast exam appointments call:

    404-612-1649

     

    College Park Regional Health Center

    General info: 404-613-8865

     

    1920 John Wesley Ave,   College Park, GA   30337

     

    404-612-1649

     

    North Fulton Regional

    Health Center  

    General info: 404-612-1876

     

    3155 Royal Drive, Suite 125, Alpharetta, GA   30022

     

    404-612-1649

                                           

Fulton County’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Reaches Thousands of Women

Fulton County’s BCCP program has enrolled more than 10,000 uninsured women between 1995-2015 who received screenings and or diagnostic mammograms.   Fulton County partners with many civic organizations.   This includes providing clinical breast examinations and mammogram referrals to the S.C.L.C. Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. since 2008. For more information about cancer screenings and other women’s health services, call the Fulton County Board of Health’s Women’s Health Division at 404-612-1649.