Susan calls Ethel Wander, her nurse with the Healthy Woman Program, her angel, because her breast cancer was caught early at Stage 1. The HealthyWoman Program (HWP) is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
If eligible, the free services include:
- Clinical breast examination
- Pelvic examination
- Pap smear
- Education on breast self-exam
- Follow-up diagnostic care for an abnormal result
How do I know if I'm eligible? Call 1-800-215-7494.
What happens if cancer is detected?
If breast or cervical cancer is detected through the HWP, you will be able to receive free treatment through the Department of Public Welfare’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Preventionand Treatment Program.