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Breast and Cervical Cancer Project

If detected early, nearly all breast and cervical cancers can be treated successfully (Ohio Cancer Facts and Figures 2010).   Not all Ohio women, however, can afford the screening and diagnostic services that help find breast and cervical cancers in time to assure the best outcome. 

What is the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project?

Ohio’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) is a program that provides high quality breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic testing and case management services at no cost to eligible women in Ohio. 

BCCP is operated by 11 Regional Enrollment Agencies (REAs) that serve multiple counties.  Women do not have to travel to an REA to enroll in BCCP.  Enrollment typically takes place over the phone or by mail. 

BCCP’s clinical services are available through a large network of medical providers throughout the State of Ohio.  Once a woman is enrolled in BCCP, she will be scheduled for services by staff at her REA, with clinical providers in her area.  BCCP is committed to serving Ohio women in a convenient, accessible, respectful and culturally competent manner. 

History of BCCP in Ohio

In 1990, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Act was signed into Public Law (101-354).  The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) was created as a result.  NBCCEDP is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and operated by states, tribal organizations, territories and other national partners. 

The program began in Ohio in 1994.  Known as the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP), the program is administered by the Ohio Department of Health and operated by BCCP’s 11 Regional Enrollment Agencies. 

Since 1994, Ohio’s BCCP has received federal funds through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In 2007, BCCP began receiving State of Ohio General Revenue funds.

Click here for BCCP data on number of Ohio women served per county since 1994, including cancers diagnosed, BCCP-funded screening procedures, women served by age and ethnicity. 

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 Last Reviewed: 4/13/12