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Uninsured or Underinsured New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Can Cover Your Cancer Screening Needs

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Cape May County Department of Health is proud to have received New Jersey and Center for Disease Control and Prevention funding for New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program, since 1996. NJCEED makes it possible to offer Cape May County Residents free breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer screenings to individuals of limited income who are uninsured or unable to meet their deductible or co-pay.  There is a New Jersey CEED program offered in every county in New Jersey. Services offered through NJCEED include:

  • Breast exam and mammogram referral.
  • Pelvic exam and pap test.
  • Prostate exam and PSA (blood test)
  • Stool test for colorectal cancer
  • Referral for further testing when necessary to clarify diagnosis

New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection believes early detection is the best protection. By having annual cancer screenings, it is possible to catch cancer early, which can increase the chance of successful treatment. It is also important to perform monthly self-breast exams to increase the chances of identifying any changes to one’s breasts. These changes may include the look or feel of the breast tissue and skin, and any type of discharge from the nipple.
American Cancer Society Guidelines State:

  • Women at high risk should start screening mammograms at the age of 40.
  • Women in their 20s and 30s should receive a clinical breast exam at least every three years, and women 40 and older every year.
  • Women should perform a breast self-examination monthly to examine for any lumps, thickness, discharge or other abnormalities. 

If you or someone you know needs a breast, cervical, colorectal, or prostate cancer screening, call (609) 465-1047 to make an appointment. Visit www.cmchealth.net, or like Cape May County Department of Health on Facebook for more information on programs offered at Cape May County Department of Health.

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