Navigation Links
Pa. Funding for Cervical Cancer Prevention Services Ends

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, poor, uninsured women in Pennsylvania will no longer have life-saving services because state funding for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Project has ended. "Poor women are going to get cancer and die because the Pennsylvania Legislature ended funding for this critical program," declared Dorothy Mann, Executive Director, Family Planning Council in Philadelphia. Mann added, "We had a Democratic supporter who worked with a key House Democratic Appropriations Leader to keep the program funded. Now, they either have not, or will not, commit the funding after agreeing to do so in May. What makes this so frustrating is that those in the House Democratic Caucus whom we relied on to fund this program are supporters of our patients, supportive of this program and supportive of the entire Family Planning network of services."

Since 2002, $1 million in annual state funding has been available to provide services to prevent cervical cancer for poor, uninsured adult women under 40 in Pennsylvania. Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Project is managed by the statewide network of family planning programs. Among the services provided are the Thin-Prep Pap test, HPV typing and limited treatment, including colposcopies, for pre-cancerous conditions. "Over the past six years, 300,000 cancer screening procedures and treatments have been performed. This program finds cancer early and saves lives!" said Ms. Mann. She added, "The newest findings about the HPV screening test is great for women. Unfortunately, it won't be available to uninsured women in Pennsylvania."

The original funding for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Project was initiated by State Senator Robert Jubelier in 2002. During the FY 08 budget process, key Democratic leaders of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives were unsuccessful in continuing the funding. "In a $27.5-billion state budget, we find it hard to believe that $1 million cannot be set aside to save women's lives!" said Rick Baird, CEO & President, Adagio Health in Pittsburgh.

Nationwide, about 11,150 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and almost 4,000 women will die from the disease. In Pennsylvania, 135 women die from cervical cancer each year. With early detection and treatment, cervical cancer is considered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to be almost 100% preventable.

The Cervical Cancer Prevention Project is managed by the Family Planning Council in Philadelphia, Maternal & Family Health Services in Wilkes-Barre, the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, and Adagio Health in Pittsburgh.

SOURCE Family Planning Council
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. JCU Gets A$ 3 million Government Funding
2. China to double HIV Prevention Funding to $185M In 2006, 2007
3. Breast Cancer Funding To Be Extended By Another $30 Million: Pharmac
4. Increased Funding For AIDS/HIV Program In Africa
5. Poor Health Care in Rural Australia,Central Funding Required: Vaile
6. AIDS Funding Grants Dependant on Tracking Patients Names Efficiently
7. WHO: Lives At Risk In Sudan As Diseases Soar, Call for Funding
8. More Funding Needed For Stem Cell Research in India
9. NHS asked to prioritize its funding
10. Results of Clinical Trials Vary According to Source of Funding
11. Inadequate Mental Health Fundings, Experts Warn
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... , ... Safe storage for contraceptive devices may not always be easy to ... and the other from Bradley Beach, New Jersey, there is an easy solution to ... to replace NuvaRings more often than necessary. As such, it affords peace of mind ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is only one major question facing ... last year? , This question has not been an easy question to answer. Especially ... age and the younger workforce don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... The rapid speed at which Americans ... more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions becoming ... The forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion that ... of their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a complimentary ... spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we encourage ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... of progress through sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs ... will begin on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging ... --> --> This ... the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... Application (BLA) with the United States ... 501, a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). ... application submitted to the FDA and represents Amgen,s first ... Sean E. Harper , M.D., executive vice president of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  ARKRAY USA ... to provide evidence demonstrating the accuracy of its blood ... on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in ... the Company,s GLUCOCARD ® 01 meter and the ... requirements. The ability to accurately measure glucose levels in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: