Early detection saves lives. We help eligible uninsured men and women living in Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Yates and Seneca Counties access the following screenings at no cost. Get screened today!
Breast Cancer Screenings
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in New York State (NYS). Nearly 16,000 NYS women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 2,500 die from the disease annually. A disproportionate number of deaths from breast cancer occur among low-income and minority women.
Cervical Cancer Screenings
Although cervical cancer represents a smaller threat to individuals in NYS than breast cancer, there are still deaths from this preventable disease each year, many among older individuals with a cervix. Cervical cancer is diagnosed in approximately 430 NYS residents each year and about 140 of these individuals die from the disease annually. Access to cervical cancer screenings services can often be a challenge for those living in rural areas and who have recently immigrated from other countries. There is also a common misconception that it is not necessary to continue pelvic examinations and Pap testing beyond child-bearing years.
Colon Cancer Screenings
Cancers of the colon and rectum together are referred to as colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in NYS. There are approximately 10,000 new cases of CRC diagnosed each year in NYS and about 3,000 men and women die from the disease annually. Fortunately, recent studies show that regular and appropriate screening and polyp removal can prevent colorectal cancer when detected early.