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Survivor Presentation University of Arizona Cancer CenterSelena Llamas
Being uninsured or underinsured is no longer a barrier to receive screening after treatment
Annual screening is even more important after your first cancer diagnosis
Although a breast cancer diagnosis is very serious and can cause fear, you are on your way to complete a test of wills… the will to survive!!
“If a blade of grass can grow in a concrete walk and a fig tree in the side of a mountain cliff, a human being empowered with an invinciblefaith can survive all odds the world can throw against his torturedsoul.” –Robert Schuller
Surveillance is most important during the first 5 years after therapy… the risk of recurrence is highest during this timeThe goals of post-treatment surveillance are EARLY DETECTION and treatment of other curable disease recurrences and screening for therapy-related complications.Survivorship is the Main Priority Post Test ??????
The Survivor’s Post Treatment Surveillance
Increased risk of developing a new primary cancer:
ovarian, uterus, lung, colon, rectal cancer
The most common second cancer
second breast cancer
The risk of second breast cancer
is high regardless of type of treatment
Established in 1993
WWHP: Is the local name for the National
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection Program in Arizona
Since 1995: Provided over 73,595 mammograms and 40,563 pap tests
The Goal is to provide low-income, uninsured and underserved women access to timely, high quality screening and diagnostic services to detect breast and cervical cancers at the earliest stage
Services Provided by the program include: Clinical Breast Exam (CBE), Screening and diagnostic mammography, Pap test, pelvic exam, colposcopy, biopsy, HPV testing, and case management
1. Pelvic Exam & Pap Smear
While a woman lies on an exam table, a health care professional inserts an instrument called a speculum into her vagina to widen it so that the upper portion of the vagina and the cervix can be seen. This procedure also allows the health care professional to take a sample of cervical cells. In a liquid-based Pap test, cervical cells are collected with a brush or other instrument and are placed in a vial of liquid preservative for laboratory analysis in one of two ways
It is an essential part of a woman's routine health care. The main purpose of a Pap Smear is to detect cancer or abnormalities that lead to cancer of the cervix. The Pap test is a screening test, not a diagnostic test
colposcope used by MD (outside the body) that has magnifying lenses (like binoculars)
Biopsy (a small piece of tissue is removed)
The sample is sent to a pathologist
Results: pre-cancer, cancer, or neither
The colposcopy procedure is not painful
Cervical biopsy can cause discomfort, cramping, or pain in some women
All types may go away on their own, but there is no way to predict if the types you may have will go away
Low-Grade Dysplasia (CIN1)
High-Grade Dysplasia (CIN 2 or 3)
Therefore, if you are a Breast or Cervical Cancer survivor, your treatment MUST be complete in order to seek WWHP screening services
St. Elizabeth’s Clinic 140 W. Speedway
2122 N. Craycroft Rd, Ste 102
Theresa Lee Clinic 332 S. Freeway
El Rio SE Clinic
El Pueblo/ El Rio
101 W. Irvington
Well Woman patient?
The Pima County WWHP administration staff is happy to assist you with any and all questions you may have regarding the WWHP program:
Eligibility, clinical, case management, etc.