The Dawson County Breast and Cervical Health Program provides screenings to women with local physicians and hospitals.
The screenings include:
- Clinical Breast Exams
- Pap tests
- Pelvic Exams
- Diagnostic Tests
Click here for details and eligibility requirements.
What Do You Know About Cervical Cancer?
Each year, just over 30 Montana women get cervical cancer. This number is low because it has almost been eliminated from women who get regularly screened by getting regular Pap tests. Make sure you and the women you know are getting screened.
A Pap test can find cervical cancer in its early stages. If you are a woman aged 21 – 65, getting regular Pap screenings is one of the best ways to stop cervical cancer.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is most often the cause of cervical cancer.
GET SCREENED – Pap tests can find cervical cancer early.
AVOID TOBACCO USE - Tobacco use is linked to many kinds of cancer.
KNOW YOUR BODY – Talk to your healthcare provider about any changes to your body.
GET VACCINATED – HPV vaccine prevents some types of cervical cancer.
The Impact of Breast Cancer on Montana Women
- Breast cancer is most common kind of cancer among Montana women.
- Each year, more than 700 Montana women get breast cancer.
- Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death for Montana women.
What Can You Do?
- Get screened – Finding cancer early can help you beat cancer!
- Avoid tobacco use – Tobacco use is linked to many kinds of cancer.
- Maintain a healthy weight – Being overweight has been linked to breast cancer.
- Exercise – Exercise regularly for a healthy body.
- Limit alcohol use – Alcohol use has been linked to breast cancer.
For Montana cancer screening services information call:
Visit these web sites for more information:
Dawson County Family Planning
207 West Bell
Glendive, MT 59330