The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Free services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as an ultrasound, colposcopy, or biopsy, if needed.
For more information about free screenings, contact ABCCEDP toll-free at 1-877-252-3324 or contact your local county health department.
Eligibility Guidelines for Free Services
- Women ages 40 to 64
- Women who have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines - 2014 Income Eligibility Guidelines
- Women without insurance or who are underinsured
Health care providers who have contracted with ABCCEDP should enroll their patients through the ABCCEDP Online Med-It System.
For instructions on how to enroll a patient, please read the 2012 Med-It Enrollment Instructions.
Breast Cancer Facebook Page
We would like to share the exciting news that the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control has recently launched a Facebook page dedicated to the topic of breast cancer. The page, targeted to public health partners, healthcare providers and the public, was created to provide an interactive forum dedicated to preventing and reducing the effects of breast cancer on women. Please log onto Facebook and “like” their page, engage with their content, and share with your followers on Facebook. We hope you find this to be a valuable resource in the fight against breast cancer.
You can find the new CDC Breast Cancer page at https://www.facebook.com/CDCBreastCancer.
Women Screened and Saved
Since the program's beginning in 10/1996 to 12/2013:
- 95,180 women screened
- 147,890 clinical breast exams
- 129,362 mammograms
- 81,757 Pap smears
- 1,819 cases of breast cancer detected
- 1,407 cases of cervical pre-invasive and invasive cervical cancers detected (122 invasive cancers)
2012 - 2013 grant year
- 16,440 women screened
- 12,841 clinical breast exams
- 12,722 mammograms
- 5,803 Pap smears
- 132 cases of breast cancer detected
- 131 cases of cervical pre-invasive and invasive cervical cancers detected (8 invasive cancers)