Breast, Cervical and Colon Health
Don't let money stand in your way. You could qualify for free cancer screenings. Join thousands of people in Washington state who have already been screened for cancer.
Cancer screening services
- Breast and cervical health screening
For women ages 40-64
- Colon health screening
For men and women ages 50-64
You may be eligible for a free health exam and cancer screening if you:
- are age 40 to 64
- don't have health insurance
- don't qualify for Apple Health
- have a low income
- have a high deductible for follow-up cancer tests
- live in King, Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties
Find out if you're eligible for a free screening and get a clinic referral nearest you by calling the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) at 1-800-756-5437.
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For questions about the Breast, Cervical & Colon Health Program (BCCHP) or materials on this website, contact Jodi Olson, Health Educator from Public Health Seattle & King County at 206-263-8200 or use our online form.
Breast cancer screening guidelines
Look for breast cancer before symptoms appear may find cancer early.
- Mammogram At age 40, talk to you health care provider about when you should start having mammograms.
- At ages 50-74, consider a mammogram every 2 years.
- Your doctor may do a Clinical Breast Exam (CBE).
To prevent cervical cancer
Look for cervical cancer before symptoms appear may find cancer early.
- At age 21 start Pap test screening every 3 years.
- At age 30, get a Pap test with HPV test every 5 years or continue with Pap test every 3 years.
- After age 65, talk to your provider about whether you need to continue to have cervical cancer screenings.
- The HPV vaccine is recommended for females and males age 9-26 to prevent HPV infection and cervical cancer.
To prevent colon cancer
Look for colon cancer before symptoms appear may find cancer early. Learn more about colon cancer.Starting at age 50:
- Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) or Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). Do this test every year. These tests look at small stool samples that you put on a special card and send to your provider or a lab. Or,
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy. Do this test every 5 years. This test looks at the lower part of your large intestine (colon) using a scope. Or,
- Colonoscopy. Do this test every 10 years. This test looks at all of your large intestine (colon) using a long scope.
For women starting at age 30, get a Pap test with HPV test every 5 years or continue with Pap test every 3 years.
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