Cancer Control Program

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Basic Information About Breast Cancer

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CANCER SCREENING SERVICES

The Cancer Screening Program supports comprehensive cancer control in Montana by providing ongoing quality screening services to Montana women and education in a manner that is appropriate, accessible, cost-effective and sensitive to the client’s needs.

Screening services include mammograms, clinical breast exams, Pap tests and pelvic exams for the early detection of breast and cervical cancers. Diagnostic testing is also provided for the follow-up of abnormal screening tests. For information about low cost screenings for   eligible clients call:

Toll Free   1-888-803-9343

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Community Based Programs
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Cancer & Covid-19

If you have cancer now or had cancer in the past, you may need to take special steps to protect your health if you have to stay home. This is especially important for cancer patients who are treated with chemotherapy.

Watch out for fever
Take your temperature any time you feel warm, flushed, chilled, or not well. Call your doctor right away if you have a temperature of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or higher.

Clean your hands
Many diseases are spread by not cleaning your hands, which is especially dangerous when you’re getting chemotherapy treatment.  Wash your hands often.

Know the signs and symptoms of infection
Infection during chemotherapy can lead to hospitalization or death. Call your doctor right away if you notice any of the signs and symptoms of an infection.

Avoid other people as much as possible (social distancing)
Avoid leaving home as much as possible. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2m) between you and non-household members.  If you must leave home, avoid places where people congregate. Have supplies and food delivered to your home.

 

More Information

Leah Merchant
Section Supervisor
1400 E. Broadway
Helena, Montana 59260-2951
(406) 444-4599