News and Events
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Visit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition for health news, patient information, and community and online resources related to cervical cancer and HPV.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Visit National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for health news, patient information, and community and online resources related to breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Car Tag
The Joy to Life Foundation has a Fight Breast Cancer car tag that is available now. Proceeds from the car tag will help fund mammograms for the Medically Underserved in Alabama. ABCCEDP will receive more than 80% of the proceeds generated by the "#87" Fight Breast Cancer car tags. The dollars will be used to provide mammograms to women age 40-64 in Alabama.
Know:BRCA - A New Resource for Medical Providers and Young Women
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is pleased to announce the launch of Know:BRCA - a web-based resource for young women and medical providers concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Know:BRCA was developed collaboratively with CDC partners at Bright Pink. It represents our collective efforts to reach young women with the important message that "Knowing your BRCA gene mutation risk can save your life."
Know:BRCA assesses a young woman’s risk of having a BRCA gene mutation based on her family cancer history. She can then share her results with her medical provider. The Assessment is fully HIPAA compliant and can be integrated into Electronic Medical Records. With this essential information, young women and providers can work together to decide next steps, possibly including genetic counseling and testing, screening, and risk reduction.
We need your help in sharing the Know:BRCA message and promoting the web resource.