BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER EARLY DETECTION PROGRAM
Around 2 million women are developing breast or cervical cancer every year, according to the first global review, which warns that the diseases could overtake maternal mortality as a cause of death in younger women. Much of the increase in cancer rates is in low income communities. Most worrying, according to CDC, is their finding that breast cancer is rising in younger women of reproductive age, between 15 and 49.
The YWCA collaborates with The New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCC) Early Detection Program. The BCC program is dedicated to improving access to high-quality breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services for women who are under served, and to increasing public awareness through education about prevention, disease processes and the importance of regular screening exams for early detection.
Healthy women living cancer-free.
To lead and support breast and cervical cancer screening to save lives.
The New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, The Anita Salas Memorial Fund, Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
YWCA Middle Rio Grande210 Truman Street NE, Suite AAlbuquerque, NM 87108-1333
Phone: 505-254-9922Fax: 505-254-9953