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
Each year in New York, more than 16,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,500 women die from the disease. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her life. 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. According to the New York State Department of Health, 812 cervical cancers per 100,000 people were diagnosed in 2019, and 216 per 100,000 people passed away from this disease in 2019. 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.