Important Information

Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

The Rock Island County Health Department is seeking women to enroll in the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP). The IBCCP offers free mammograms and pap smears for early cancer detection to eligible women. Woman ages 35-64 living in Illinois without insurance are eligible for free cancer screenings. Women who are enrolled in the IBCCP and diagnosed with cancer through the program’s screenings and tests are eligible to receive treatment benefits.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Facts:

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is most commonly diagnosed. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer can be successfully treated if detected in its earlier stages.

Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent with regular screenings. Any woman who is sexually active can contract cervical cancer, regardless of age. Cervical cancer can also be treated if detected early. In early stages, cervical cancer signs and symptoms may not be present which is why early detection is key to survival.

Contact
Rock Island County Health Department

Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
(309) 558-2906

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rock Island County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote wellness and protect public health.

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Rock Island County Community Health Plan 2011-2015

Appendix A- 2012 Quad Cities Community Health Assessment

Appendix B-2007 Quad City Vitality Scan

Appendix C - 2010 Quad City Community Snapshot

Appendix D-IPLAN Task Force Data for Top Ten Priorities

Appendix E- Rock Island County Health Improvement Plan Summary