Montana Region 12 Cancer Control
The Montana Cancer Control Programs (MCCP) is a part of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau in the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The Montana Cancer Control Programs include the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the Cancer Screening Program and the Cancer Surveillance and Epidemiology Program. The MCCP receives grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State Special Revenue funds to implement cancer control activities.
The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program coordinates a statewide collaborative effort to implement the Montana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Comprehensive Cancer Control is broadly defined as “a coordinated approach to reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality of cancer through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation”. This approach integrates multiple disciplines in a coordinated cooperative effort to address cancer prevention and control in Montana.
The Cancer Screening Program supports comprehensive cancer control in Montana by providing ongoing quality screening services to Montana men and 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: 406.874.8711 OR toll free 1 (888) 803-9343.