Kim Gudzinskas – ext. 341
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to Tazewell County women between the ages of 35 and 64. Younger women may also qualify if they have an abnormal breast or cervical concern.
Income level will not disqualify a woman from being eligible to receive services.
IBCCP services may include but are not limited to a provider visit, a pap test and a mammogram. Diagnostic services will also be provided in the event of an abnormal result.
Click here to complete the client information form and an IBCCP staff member will contact you.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded by Susan Komen’s sister, Nancy, after Susan’s death after battling breast cancer. Over the years, this organization has expanded by providing money for research and breast services.
Tazewell County Health Department has been the recipient of funds used to provide mammograms to Tazewell County women who are uninsured or underinsured. These funds are instrumental in providing services to women who do not qualify for other funding sources for services.
For more information, to determine eligibility, or to schedule an appointment, contact Shanita at 866-925-5511, ext 308.
BREAST CANCER STATISTICS
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in young women ages 15-54.
When breast cancer is found early, the chance of survival is the greatest.
Source: The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2007
Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2007:
New cases: 178,480 (female); 2,030 (male)
Deaths: 40,460 (female); 450 (male)
National Cancer Institute
In 2003 (the most recent year numbers are available),
• 181,646 women and 1,826 men were diagnosed with breast cancer*†
• 41,619 women and 379 men died from breast cancer*†
Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2003 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007, and National Vital Statistics Vol. 53, No. 5, 2004.
CERVICAL CANCER STATISTICS
Cervical cancer once was the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States.
According to the U.S. Cancer Statistics: 2003 Incidence and Mortality report, 11,820 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2003, and 3,919 women died from the disease that same year.
U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2003 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.
Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical (uterine cervix) cancer in the United States in 2007:
New cases: 11,150
National Cancer Institute