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Women between the ages of 40-64 should be screened for breast cancer

This program helps eligible clients get screened for cancer and access to treatment for those who are uninsured and have breast and cervical cancer.

To find out if you qualify, call our program referral line at 1-800-756-5437 or visit the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) phone assistance service website to learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/chap

  • Breast screening recommended at ages 40-64 and screening services are available to the trans community
  • At age 40 talk to your medical provider about when and how often you should have breast cancer screening
  • A mammogram is recommended every year for women 50 years and older
  • The program may provide services for women under 40 if there is an increased risk for cancer
  • Your medical provider may do a Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) as a part of the screening
  • Men and trans men and women should discuss their personal risk with their medical provider

Download a flyer: What you need to know about breast cancer screening

Age:

  • For women ages 40-64
  • The program may provide services at a younger age if there is a family history of cancer
  • Screening services are available to the trans community and to men
  • Clallam, Jefferson, King and Kitsap counties
  • If you live outside these counties, see map of your county from the Washington State Dept. of Health.
  • Breast cancer mortality rate is declining because of increased cancer screening
  • Men also get breast cancer
  • Maintaining good eating habits, healthy weight and regular exercise contributes to lower risk for breast cancer
  • Early pregnancy and breastfeeding lowers estrogen levels of breast tissue and reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • American Cancer Society
    Provides health education, cancer information and more.
    • Phone: 1-800-227-2345 National Cancer Helpline; stay online for language translator support

  • CANCERcare
    A national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.
  • Cancer Information Service
    Health and cancer education materials, help with quitting smoking, librarians can answer questions about cancer. Spanish-speakers available.
    • Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER, (1-800-422-6237)

  • Cancer Lifeline
    Offers a wide range of programs, support groups, financial assistance, classes, activities and presentations aimed at optimizing the quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors and their families, friends, co-workers and caregivers. All services free of charge.
    • Phone: 206-297-2100, 206-297-2500, 1-800-255-5505

  • Crisis Connections
    Helping Lives on the Line and 211 and other resources available in multiple languages.
    • Phone: 1-866-4CRISIS (427-4747) for 24-hour assistance for people with emotional crisis
    • Phone: 1-800-621-4636 for 211 Community Informationline. Available from 8 am - 6 pm

  • Cancer Pathways
    Offers programs of education, support and community options for people living with cancer along with their families and friends.
    • Phone: 206-709-1400, 866-200-2383
  • EthnoMED
    Culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups.
  • Hopelink
    Serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities, promoting self-sufficiency for all members of the community. Transportation to medical appointments is provided to all Medicaid patients in King County.
    • Phone: 1-800-923-7433

  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
    • Cancer Survivors Help Line: 888-753-5222
  • Cancer resources from MedlinePlus, National Institutes of Health
    Includes a dictionary of cancer terms and more. See information on chemotherapy.

  • College of American Pathologists
    Information about the disease, treatment options, key terms, pictures of normal and diseased tissue, questions to ask your doctor.

  • Cancer Genetic Counseling Resources
    • Swedish Hospital Medical Center – Hereditary Cancer Clinic
      • 1221 Madison, Suite 1220, Seattle, WA 98104
      • Phone: 206-215-4377 for appointments
    • University of Washington Medical Center – Medical Genetics Clinic
      • 1959 NE Pacific, Seattle, WA 98195
      • Phone: 206-598-4030

  • Operation Uplift
    Provides no-cost support groups, prosthesis, wigs, head coverings, mammogram vouchers and limited financial assistance for transportation.
    • 118 N. Liberty St. Port Angeles, WA 98362
      Phone: 360-457-5141 (Limited hours, call first)

  • Patient Advocate Foundation
    National non-profit that uses case managers and healthcare attorneys to act as a liaison for complex situations between patients and insurers, employers, creditors, etc. (Clinics should help first with simpler problems).
    • Phone: 800-532-5274
  • RX Outreach
    Provides prescription drug assistance for clients based on income and number of dependents living in their home.
    • Phone: asdf
  • NeedyMeds
    A national non-profit helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
Free screening mammogram and Pap test:

Centro Rendu—See event flyer
Free screening mammogram and Pap test / Mamografías y Papanicolaou Gratuitos
310 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019


Mammogram screenings, Pap tests, health insurance enrollment:

Leschi Elementary School—See event flyer in Spanish and English
10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
Sat., Nov. 2, 2019


Mammogram screenings, Pap tests, health insurance enrollment:

Meridian Center for Health—See event flyer in Spanish and English
10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019


Mammogram screenings, Pap tests, COFA Islander* health insurance enrollment:

Public Health Insurance Enrollment Center—See event flyer in Spanish and English
8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

*Learn more about Compact of Free Association (COFA) Islander Health Care.


Mammogram screenings, Pap tests, health insurance enrollment:

South Park Community Center—See event flyer in Spanish and English
8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Sun., Dec. 15, 2019