Administrative Headquarters, Peoria Illinois, January 8, 2015 – Shirley Moore-Hogan, Department Manager of Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) at Heartland Health Services announced its first quarter initiative to encourage the importance of exams for women.
Cervical Cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for American women But over the last 30 years the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. The main reason for this change was the increased use of screening Pap test. These tests can find changes before cancer develops, and find cancer early – in its most curable stage.
“Heartland Health Services continues its focus to provide high quality primary health care, and having the IBCCP part of its services is another way to care for patients. The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women. Even if a woman has already been diagnosed with cancer, she may receive free treatment if she qualifies.” Says Shirley Moore-Hogan, IBCCP Manager.
If you do not have a health care provider, are uninsured or underinsured, call today to learn more about the Heartland Health Services, Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program today. Woman may qualify for a free pelvic exam and Pap test, and a free Breast exam and Mammogram. Phone the IBCCP Department at 495-8620.
Heartland Health Services (HCHC) has been in operation since 2004, as a federally designated community health center. It began as an example of how a community addresses a growing concern: lack of access to health care, ineligible for programs, or no health care. The Mission Statement: We provide accessible, high quality, comprehensive primary health care for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay, and conduct high quality programs in health professions education through collaborative partnerships. For information, news and events visit hhsil.com.