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Getting onto a regular schedule of cancer screenings can be lifesaving.

MedStar Harbor Hospital recognizes the importance of early detection and has programs available for those who may not be able to afford these screenings on their own.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program

The Baltimore City Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) has been going strong since 2002. Since its inception, the BCCP has provided thousands of breast exams, mammograms and Pap tests to women in need.

The program provides free mammograms, breast exams and Pap tests screenings for women who are:

  • Age 40 and older
  • Baltimore City/County Residents
  • Uninsured or underinsured
  • Live on a limited income

If you or a loved one has not had screenings for breast or cervical cancer, please call us today at 410-350-2066.

Colon Cancer Screening Program

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland? Your chance of developing colon cancer is about one in 19.

Protect yourself against colon cancer with a free screening through the Baltimore City Health Department Screening Program at MedStar Harbor Hospital. The program provides free colon cancer screening by colonoscopy for Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County residents ages 50 and older who are uninsured or underinsured and have limited income.

For more information about eligibility or to take advantage of the program, please call 410-350-8216.

Partnerships

 

The Red Devils

The BCCP partners with The Red Devils, an organization that funds services to improve quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families. The emotional and physical impact of this disease may make some of the things we take for granted almost impossible such as house cleaning, getting to physician appointments and preparing family meals.

Amiga's Project

The BCCP sponsors in the Amiga's Project, a program that focuses on the unique needs of latinas receiving screening. At the appointment, onsite translation and campus escort services are provided by a team of bilingual staff to help them navigate the scheduling and the completion of their breast cancer screening, with services provided in a language sensitive, and culturally sensitive manner.

MammoJam Music Festival

The BCCP works closely with MammoJam Music Festival, a non-profit organization that uses live music performances and artistic showcases to promote the importance of early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and to ensure access to these vital resources for underinsured and homeless women in the Baltimore area.

MammoJam recently awarded a gift of $10,000 to the MedStar Harbor Hospital Foundation, used to fund the position of a Bilingual Outreach Worker for the BCCP to identify Spanish-speaking women for breast and cervical cancer screening and to guide them through the screening process.

Location Information

For a physician referral, please call 855-546-1083.

For more information about our clinical trials, please call 410-350-3718.

MedStar Harbor Hospital
The Cancer Center
3001 South Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

Cancer Care Specialists