Cancer Prevention & Control

The Cancer Program provides programs and services that work to reduce cancer deaths in Howard County and to reduce health disparity in cancer outcomes. Call us at 410-313-4255 for information about eligibility and referrals.

Empower Yourself to prevent cancer. call 410-313-4255
Resources & Information
Cancer Control Program Goals
  • Reduce cancer deaths in Howard County and to reduce the differences in cancer outcomes among whites and ethnic minorities.
  • Increase breast and cervical cancer screening among the uninsured, low income women statewide and provide follow-up diagnosis
  • Carry out public and professional education to assure the quality of screening services
  • Provide early detection of Colorectal Cancer by increasing the number of Maryland adults screened and to decrease racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Work with community partners, State agencies, healthcare entities, resource centers and other local health departments to implement proven strategies to protect Maryland residents from tobacco-related death and disease
  • Prevent youth and young adults from ever using tobacco products
  • Provide resources to assist residents who are ready to quit using tobacco
  • Eliminate exposure to harmful toxins found in second-hand smoke
  • Identify and eliminate health disparities among population groups disproportionately affected by tobacco-related death and disease
Cancer Program Brochures
Health Department Services
  • Free tobacco cessation to all who live, work, or study in Howard County
  • Fund colonoscopies, clinical breast exams, mammograms and pap tests for eligible residents
  • Provide prevention education for: breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate and skin cancer
  • On-site language interpretation services
  • Services for those with or without local community providers offices
  • A Cancer Coalition that meets quarterly to assure the availability of a comprehensive Cancer Control Program for Howard County residents through leadership, advocacy and support of the work done toward the coordination of Cancer Control efforts in Howard County (see Meetings & Events page for meeting dates/times)

Please contact us for more information and eligibility for no cost screenings at 410-313-6265.

Other Cancer Resources

Howard County General Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center - They offer free oncology counseling, support groups, resource navigation and aesthetic services. To learn more, call 410-740-5858 or email [email protected].

Electronic Smoking Device Prevention Education

The Howard County Cancer Program conducts Electronic Smoking Device (ESD) prevention education.  Schools interested in receiving ESD prevention education for students should contact 410-313-6265.

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