CU/MUSC Cancer Prevention Program

The CU/MUSC Cancer Prevention Program is a unique collaborative between Extension, CU Sullivan Center Mobile Outreach, and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center to provide health services and education related to women’s health issues including the prevention of cancer and heart disease.

Program Description

Supported by programs from DHEC and other agency partners (Best Chance Network and WISEWOMAN), eligible participants receive lifestyle education and free breast and cervical cancer screenings through the Sullivan Center and the Hollings Cancer Center mobile units.  Partnering county Extension agents provide support, education and health coaching to participants to encourage long-term healthy behaviors for wellness and cancer prevention.

Sullivan Center Program Services

  • Evidence-based lifestyle health interventions
  • Medical screening, mammography and physicals
  • Lipid and glucose screenings
  • Reproductive and contraceptive counseling

Hollings Cancer Center Services

  • Radiology services for mammography and breast cancer screening

Health Extension Agent Program Topics

  • Health education and coaching for behavior change
  • Realistic and achievable health goal-setting
  • Assistance with strategic planning to overcome barriers to healthy eating, physical activity and stress management 
  • Connecting community members with Sullivan Center and Hollings Cancer Center clinics and local health care providers
  • Connecting community members with local agency and social service resources

Program Eligibility

  • Women who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover cancer screenings
  • Women aged 21-64