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Regular preventive screenings help save lives.


One in Eight women in the US will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

Mammograms can detect cancer early — when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation.

2016-bcccp-simplifiedPap Smears

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women.  In the last 40 years the death rate has gone down by more than 50% due largely to preventive screenings.


Mammograms and Pap Smears can be requested through the Patient Portal or calling your provider’s office.  Recommendation for screenings can vary based on several risk factors. Contact your provider to learn which screenings are right for you. 


Most insurances are required to cover mammography and cervical cancer screening. Contact your insurance provider for additional details. Additional financial assistance is available through the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.  

Related Resources

Cancer and Women –

Average-Risk Women Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

American Cancer Society

Preventive Care Benefits for Women

Pap Tests


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