The Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP:EWC) program is a statewide project that provides breast and cervical screening services to women. CDP:EWC is administered by the California Department of Health Services and was made possible by the passage of the Breast Cancer Act of 1993 and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Act of 1990.
Every Woman Counts provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women. The EWC program saves lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and integrated preventive services.
Regional partnerships throughout the state are developing and implementing local strategies to increase access to breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection services for medically underserved women.