Cancer Control Program

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


Read about some ways you can reduce your risk of cervical cancer  
See if the #HPVvax is right for you and your family
The HPV vaccine “Can I Ask You a Question?” video series
This video “How I Recommend HPV Vaccine” series
Up-to-date on the current HPV vaccine and cervical cancer screening recommendations
Tips and time-savers for parents about HPV vaccine   
Information on clinical trials for cervical cancer treatment
Find out more about recommendations on the HPV vaccine for kids ages 11-12 (and even as early as ages 9-10)
Effective recommendations for ensuring adolescents get fully vaccinated
Learn more about cervical cancer from actress Cote de Pablo and CDC
Patients who have a cervix, including transgender or gender non-conforming patients, should be screened according to national guidelines
Despite COVID19, it is important for patients to resume cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccine
Despite the challenges of COVID19, it is important to keep up to date with the HPV vaccine
Find a LGBTQ-welcoming provider about cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine
Ask your doctor about the HPV vaccine to protect you against HPV-related cancers


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

MCCP Current Income Guidelines

Local contact county map

Montana Specific Data


Community Based Programs
Take a closer look at what   other public health programs are available in your community


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