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Every Woman Counts (EWC) is a program of the Department of Health Care Services Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch (CDTB).

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Every Woman Counts (EWC) is a program of the Department of Health Care Services Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch (CDTB). The mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for all Californians through early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, with special emphasis on the underserved.
EWC provides clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to Californias underserved women. Please see the website to learn more about program eligibility requirements.
Women interested in learning if they qualify for free cervical screenings should call 1-800-511-2300.
Live operators are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. who speak English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Every Woman Counts Tailored Health Education: One component of EWC is the Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Prevention Education Program. The Central Coast region of EWC serves Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties and provides tailored education about breast cancer and cervical cancer prevention testing in local communities to women who are 21 to 65 years old.
Tailored health education presentations that address the following:
What is cancer?
About breast cancer and breast cancer risk factors Importance of early detection About cervical cancer and cervical cancer risk factors Preventing cervical cancer Services offered by EWC Education is offered in a variety of settings, including local agencies, community centers, churches, cultural events and fairs, worksites, and ESL classes. If you are interested in learning more about tailored health education sessions or are interested in scheduling a session, please contact Linda Chuang at (408) 579-6020 or

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