Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Wheeling Health Right is one of the largest providers of BCCSP services in the state of West Virginia. Breast and cervical cancer screening is very important for uninsured and underinsured women.
Early detection is critical in the treatment of these two cancers. Screening and early detection reduces death rates, improves treatment options and greatly increases survival rates.
What is Cancer Screening?
Screening tests can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. By the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have grown and spread. This can make the cancer harder to treat or cure.
It is important to remember that when your doctor suggests a screening test, it does not always mean he or she thinks you have cancer. Screening tests are done when you have no cancer symptoms.