Cancer Screening Services
The Cancer Screening Program supports comprehensive cancer control in Montana by providing ongoing quality screening services to Montana women and education in a manner that is appropriate, accessible, cost-effective and sensitive to the client’s needs.
Screening services include mammograms, clinical breast exams, Pap tests and pelvic exams for the early detection of breast and cervical cancers. Diagnostic testing is also provided for the follow-up of abnormal screening tests. For information about low cost screenings for eligible clients call:
The Montana Cancer Control Programs data (October 1, 1996 – June 30, 2012) show that 46,813 mammograms and 30,953 Pap tests have been performed through MCCP direct screening services. A total of 24,785 have been served in the direct screening program since its inception. The number of women of American Indian heritage screened by the MCCP has steadily increased from approximately 6% in 1996 (5 of 262 women), to approximately 19% in 2012 (1,074 of 5,681).
For colorectal screening, (January, 2010 – November 30, 2012) 1,886 residents have been screened and 396 cases of precancerous conditions and 6 cases of colorectal cancer have been diagnosed.
For colorectal screening, (January, 2010 – June 30, 2012) 1,658 residents have been screened and 342 cases of precancerous conditions and 5 cases of colorectal cancer have been diagnosed.