Cancer Screening Guidelines

Getting screened for cancer increases the chance to detect the disease early, when it is most likely to be curable. The American Cancer Society maintains screening recommendations and guidelines for early detection of cancer.

Cancer Screening Guidelines

Financial Eligibility

To be eligible for free cancer screening through NJCEED, your income must be at or below 250 percent (in other words, two and a half times) the federal poverty level (FPL) and be uninsured or under-insured. Learn about the current federal poverty level at HealthCare.gov.

FPL Information

New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED)

The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers.

The services provided by NJCEED include:

  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Screening
  • Case Management
  • Tracking
  • Follow-up
  • Facilitation into Treatment

Persons eligible for these services must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level and be uninsured or under-insured.

Program services are provided through 21 contracted Lead Agencies; each county in NJ has at least one Lead Agency. For more information on where you can get free screening services, contact your nearest NJCEED Screening Location or call 1-800-328-3838.

 

NJCEED Data

From July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2016, the NJCEED program provided hundreds of thousands of screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers. These screenings resulted in 1,308 diagnosed cases of cancer and allowed the patients to seek appropriate treatment.

Learn More

 

                                               NJCEED Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

 

Last Reviewed: 10/2/2017