Massachusetts Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Previously The Women's Health Network

Knowing about breast and cervical cancer could save your life. The Massachusetts Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (previously called Women’s Health Network) is here to help women, trans men and non-binary people learn more about these diseases. We can assist those who are low income and between 40-64 years old with breast cancer services, and those who are between 21-64 years old with cervical cancer services. The program is designed to help you understand the benefits of early detection and find out where you can get screened.

The Massachusetts Breast and Cervical Cancer Program is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Care in Your Community

Get Support to Manage Your Breast and Cervical Healthcare.

We’re here to:

  • Provide information about your health and steps you can take to stay healthy
  • Connect you to the care you need
  • Schedule appointments for mammograms and pap smears
  • Help pay for exams for people who are eligible
  • Connect you to resources in your community
  • Help you make healthy choices

If you haven’t been screened, or haven’t been screened in a long time, talk with your provider to find out if you’re eligible for CHA’s Massachusetts Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.

Need help paying for your exam?

We may be able to help. Contact Isabel Haraguchi to find out if your eligible for fiancial assistance.

Why get screened for cancer?

Breast and cervical cancers may not always cause symptoms, but there are screenings that can find them early, when treatment works best.

  • The risk for breast cancer increases with age.
  • All people with a cervix are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.


Help Accessing What You Need

Our Patient Navigators understand your culture and often speak your language (some may use CHA interpreters). They work to schedule you for screenings quickly, cost effectively and work with clinical providers to make referrals. They can help you understand breast and cervical cancer and connect you with care. Please contact Isabel Haraguchi for more information about how to enroll in the program.

Community Education

Interested in hosting an educational workshop or would like us to join your community event to offer education about breast and/or cervical cancer? Please contact Jamila Xible for more information about the helpful ways we are keeping people healthy.

Contact Us

Jamila Xible, Director of Community Education and Access

Phone: 617 806-8778


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