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Provider Information Notices (PINs) are Now Available at Provider News
For immediate access to important notifications from the Department of Health Care Services, visit Provider News where EWC posts Provider Information Notices (PINs) and other program-related materials for EWC providers.
Posted: September 10, 2013
Provider Training Opportunity! Department of Health Care Services, Office of Family Planning (OFP) presents Cervical Cytology: Managing Abnormal Results - Webinar, July 18, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology recently released the 2012 Updated Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors. This webcast reviews the new guidelines. Register now, via the FamilyPACT website.
Posted: July 2013
Cervical History & Exam Documentation Form - Available for Download
The Cervical History & Exam Documentation Form was recently added to the Professional Resources/ Clinical Tools section of the website. Focus tested by Every Woman Counts clinicians in summer 2011, the form is suitable for use in clinics that provide cervical cancer screening services. The Cervical History & Exam Documentation Form may be used in conjunction with the Clinical Breast Exam Results Documentation Form, also available from the Professional Resources section of the website.
Posted: March 1, 2013
Free Webinar Series: Cancer Screening and Early Detection!
The Orange County Cancer Coalition (OC3) is offering a special series of free educational webinars (on-line seminars) on screening and early detection for colorectal, cervical,
ovarian, and breast cancers. The series features presentations by
experts on topics of importance to Every Woman Counts providers. Space is limited. To register, and for more information, please visit the Orange County Cancer Coalition website.
Posted: April 2012
Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms - 4th Edition - Available for Download
The Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms for Primary Care Providers has been updated by the Breast Expert Workgroup (June 2011). The Algorithms were developed to aid primary care clinicians with the work-up of breast abnormalities and to promote the practice of routine risk assessment.
The revised algorithms are available for download from the Cancer Screening & Diagnosis section of this website.
Posted: December 1, 2011
CBE Results Documentation Form - Available for Download
The CBE Results Documentation Form has been revised. When completed with care and accuracy, it is a valuable tool for both assisting providers with the communication of key findings within and across specialties and for clinical risk management. It is suitable for use in any clinic providing clinical breast exams.
Posted: December 1, 2011
Breast Cancer History and Risk Assessment Form - Available for Download
This patient information form is suitable for use in any clinic providing screening services. The form can be used in conjunction with the Risk Assessment Table (see Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms) to help identify women who may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Posted: December 1, 2011
Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts Counts to Open Enrollments with adoption of the 2010 Budget Act
Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP:EWC) will be opening enrollment for breast cancer screening for eligible women aged 40 and older as soon as possible (targeting December 1, 2010).
Women age 40 and older who are new to the program will be able to enroll for CDP:EWC breast cancer screening services; women age 40 and over who are already enrolled will continue to be eligible for CDP:EWC breast cancer screening services. Mammography services will not be limited to once every two years.
Questions regarding these policy changes may be directed to Regional Contractors, located through the CDS website.
CDP:EWC helps underserved women receive free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services and cervical cancer prevention. CDP:EWC is funded by a federal grant and state tobacco tax revenue.
Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts Breast Cancer Screening Policy
After consultation with the Breast and Cervical Cancer Advisory Council,
and consistent with prior budget proposals approved by the Legislature, Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts has changed the
age-eligibility for breast cancer screening to 50 years and older
effective January 1, 2010.
In addition, all new enrollments for breast cancer screening services
are suspended until further notice. Women new to the program age 50 and
older will be eligible for enrollment once enrollment reopens. Women
age 50 years and older who are enrolled for CDP: EWC services will
continue to receive annual breast cancer screening.
There is no change
to cervical cancer screening services. Women age 25 and older can be
enrolled into the program for cervical cancer screening services.
The California Department of Public Health has made these CDP: EWC policy changes to optimally allocate limited resources and achieve the
CDS mission to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating
effects of cancer for Californians through early detection, diagnosis,
Breast Cancer History & Risk Assessment Form - Now Available in Spanish
California Department of Public Health offers a Breast Cancer History and Risk Assessment Form that is suitable for use in any clinic providing screening services. The questionnaire can be used in conjunction with the Assessment of Risk Algorithm to identify women who may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer. The form is now available in Spanish, as well as English.
CME Sponsor Offers More CME Hours
The Professional Education Unit of the Cancer Detection Section
is pleased to announce that we have completed our
first series of courses with the University of California - Davis
as our continuing medical education cosponsor. When
UC Davis agreed to cosponsor
the Clinical Breast Examination: Proficiency
and Risk Management training course in January 2008,
a review of the program content
resulted in their approving our program for six hours
of CME credit rather than five. This is a much appreciated
bonus for CDP: EWC primary care clinicians who attend the training.
Since January, CDS has conducted CBE Courses in Los
Angeles, San Jose, San Diego
and Fresno; 63 clinicians have improved their CBE
skills to help in the early detection of breast cancer.
ASCCP 2006 Cervical Consensus Guidelines - Now Available
ASCCP 2006 Cervical Consensus Guidelines have replaced
the 2001 guidelines. Links to the revised guidelines and associated
algorithms can be accessed from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) website.
The Breast Cancer Review for Primary Care Providers Has Been Revised
The current version represents changes to both content and format, which are written and designed for helping our visitors find information quickly and easily. Browse the Breast Cancer Review by topic or read it entirely from beginning to end. Use the website's Search feature to quickly find text about specific areas of interest. All nine topic areas are coupled with an additional resource page of related links. Providers are encouraged to utilize the Breast Cancer Review on a regular and ongoing basis.
Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms - New 3rd Edition Available
The Breast Cancer Diagnostic Algorithms for Primary Care Providers have been updated by the CDS Breast Expert Workgroup (June 2005). These Algorithms are intended to help primary care clinicians confidently guide women through the complete work-up of various breast abnormalities. The new algorithms been posted to this website and are available for download now.
Posted: November 2005
A new resource has been added
to our website page. Please visit The
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to
read about their latest research on the causes
of cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and
strategies for cancer control. As well as information
about group projects and protocols, this World
Health Organization affiliate offers online
access to a variety of informative publications
for health care professionals.
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Last updated: June 19, 2014