The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
A Good Idea
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) case managers collaborates with community organizations such as the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) and the American Cancer Society to provide resources and support for individual women affected by breast cancer and their families. In one case, the BCCCP case manager acted as a liaison for Susan, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer who needed chemotherapy and a mastectomy. Susan was unemployed and depressed. The case manager helped Susan get in touch with the BCFO, who paid her rent and utilities for 3 months. The American Cancer Society provided a wig and other types of support. Susan has now completed her treatment and is doing well in her own home. She continues to express gratitude to the BCCCP for helping to save her life.
Goal / Mission
The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for women diagnosed with cancer.
Results / Accomplishments
The Missouri BCCCP case management service enhances the quality of life of women diagnosed with breast cancer. By educating women on the scope of available services from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, the BCCCP helps increase the number of women who use the program and take advantage of the available diagnostic and treatment services.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease Control
920 Wildwood Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570
Health / Cancer
Health / Women's Health
Health / Access to Health Services
- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Steps to a Healthier U.S.
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