MRH’s B.C.U.P.S. Program Offers Support for Area Women

Are you a woman over the age of 40, or do you have a family history of breast cancer, but don’t meet the age criteria for screening? If you answered “yes” to either one of those questions, Marlette Regional Hospital recommends that you consult with your primary care provider about scheduling a 3D mammogram screening through the B.C.U.P.S. program.

With early detection, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is almost 100%. Marlette Regional Hospital is proud to offer the Hologic Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam, which has been clinically proven to find 20-65% more invasive breast cancers than conventional mammography. Getting the best image, the first time, can make all the difference.

The Breast Cancer Understanding Prevention and Screening (B.C.U.P.S.) program is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and diagnostic testing services, such as a 3D mammogram, breast ultrasound, or an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. B.C.U.P.S. program screenings and testing services are performed at the Gordon and Gayle Miller Foundation Women’s Imaging Center at Marlette Regional Hospital.

For patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are currently undergoing treatment, B.C.U.P.S. also provides grant funding and patients are eligible to reapply for funding every 6 months.

Patients that do not have health insurance coverage or those who are underinsured (limitations with coverage, large out-of-pocket deductible, younger than age criteria for screening, etc.) may qualify for the B.C.U.P.S. program.

The B.C.U.P.S. program is available based upon current funding. Program funding is available to residents of Sanilac, Tuscola, Lapeer, and Huron Counties.

Don’t let financial constraints, lack of health insurance, or a high deductible prevent you from having life-saving testing and screenings. For more information about the B.C.U.P.S. program, please call 989-635-4000 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.