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Breast & Cervical Cancer Services



30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite2300, between Oak and Market Streets




None for navigation and education services; Fees for screening services are dependent on the women’s income and age.


Program Description

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) is a public health intervention designed to expand services to underserved populations of women; to coordinate breast and cervical cancer screening services within the San Francisco public health system; and to collaborate with other existing programs providing breast and cervical cancer screening, education and advocacy services.

Overview of Services

Women’s Care Navigation Services

BCCS Staff assists women with breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services, follow-up appointments, education, outreach and referrals. All navigation services are available in Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish.


Clinical Services

Services are provided at San Francisco General Hospital’s (SFGH) 5M Breast Education and Referral Clinic (BERC) & 3M Breast Clinic, Tom Waddell's Women's Clinic, SAGE Clinic, San Francisco County Jails and Curry Senior Services.


Patient Support Services

BCCS staff assist women in finding services convenient and appropriate to age, health status and income level.


Community-Based Services

BCCS staff provide community health education through the following venues: district specific Town Halls on breast cancer, community organizing programs, community specific outreach and collaborations with various community-based organizations.



BCCS collaborates with community residents and community based private and public organizations to respond to breast and cervical cancer and general well being issues of the community served. BCCS works closely with AVON funded Radiology Navigators located at SFGH.


Women’s Care Navigators

  • Barbara Cicerelli, Program Coordinator/Women’s Care Navigator

  • Esther Thach, Women’s Care Navigator/Health Worker III
    Culturally appropriate services in Cantonese/Mandarin

  • Alanna Thurman, Women’s Care Navigator/Health Worker III

  • Sonia Echeverry-Tuthill, Women’s Care Navigator/Health Worker IV
    Culturally appropriate services in Spanish

Clinical Providers

  • Diane C. Carr, RN, BSN, NP
    BCCS Director, Nurse Practitioner

  • Sharon Kimball, RN, NP
    5M Breast Education and Referral Clinic (BERC) Nurse Practitioner

  • Judith Luce, MD
    Co-Director, 3M Breast Clinic; Medical Oncologist

  • Geri Peoples, RN, NP
    BCCS Nurse Practitioner

  • Mary Scheib, BSN, FNP
    5M Breast Education and Referral Clinic (BERC) Nurse Practitioner


Do NOT email the Community Health Network if you wish to inquire about ANY medical situation or problem. Instead, please call San Francisco General Hospital at 415-206-8000 

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