Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common newly diagnosed cancer among Michigan women.1 Cervical cancer is most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44.2 Screening is important for catching both breast and cervical cancers early, when they are most treatable. Screening can even prevent cervical cancer, in some cases. 

The Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP) offers free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to eligible women (see criteria below). Women receive these services through contracted agencies and community providers. Women diagnosed with either breast or cervical cancer may apply for cancer treatment coverage through a special Medicaid program (BCCCNP Medicaid Treatment Act) available to eligible BCCCNP women. BCCCNP Services are available statewide. Find a program in your county.

Target Population Uninsured or under-insured women

Eligibility Criteria (click here to learn more about eligibility)

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    Ages 21–39, referred to BCCCNP with an abnormal screening Pap test OR clinical breast exam which requires breast/cervical diagnostic services

  • Income: 250% Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

  • Women who are enrolled in Medicare Part B are not eligible to receive clinical services reimbursed by the BCCCNP

 

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is a slow growing cancer.  Screening can prevent colorectal cancer or find it early, when it is most treatable. Being over 50 increases your risk for colorectal cancer.3

The Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP) provides free colorectal cancer screening services through contracted agencies to program eligible men and women in Michigan. However, if colorectal cancer is found during screening, treatment is not paid by the Program. Clients requiring additional testing or medical services are provided referrals to community partners.

Target Population Uninsured and underinsured, low income men and women in Michigan

Eligibility Criteria (Click here to learn more about eligibility)

  • Ages 50-64

  • Colonoscopy for eligible average or increased risk clients

  • Clients at high risk for colorectal cancer are not eligible for the MCRCEDP
  • Income: 250% Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

 

MCRCEDP agencies serve more than 33 Michigan counties. Find out if yours is one.

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and the second leading cause of cancer death, among men in Michigan.4 The Prostate Cancer Decision Website provides a collection of online materials developed to help providers, patients, families, and caregivers make decisions about treatment, and manage common treatment side effects. These materials were developed by the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) with the assistance of Michigan prostate cancer experts.

The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program for primary care providers, hosted by the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, a collaboration of the American Cancer Society and George Washington University Cancer Institute. It provides a better understanding of how to care for survivors in the primary care setting. 

 

The Michigan Cancer Consortium

The Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) has developed and compiled resources for providers, patients, and survivors regarding a variety of cancer related topics. They are available through the MCC’s website.

  1. American Cancer Society. Cancer Statistics Center: Michigan at a Glance 2017.Retrieved at: http://cancerstatisticscenter.cancer.org./#/state/Michigan.
  1. Howlader N, Noone AM et al (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2013, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2012/, based on November 2015 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2016. 4

  2. American Cancer Society. (2017). Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors. Retrieved at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html

  3. American Cancer Society. Cancer Statistics Center: Michigan at a Glance 2016.Retrieved at: http://cancerstatisticscenter.cancer.org./#/state/Michigan.

  4. American Cancer Society. Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures 2016-2017. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2016.