Cancer Initiatives

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Prevention, Screening & Early Detection

Mammography photo Can cancer be prevented?
  • Scientific evidence suggests that about one-third of the cancer deaths this year will be related to nutrition, physical inactivity, being overweight or obese, and other lifestyle factors and, thus could also be prevented.
  • Regular screening examinations by a health care professional can result in the detection of cancer of the breast, colon, rectum, cervix, prostate, oral cavity, and skin at earlier stages when treatment is more likely to be successful.
  • Certain cancers are related to infectious exposures and could be prevented through behavioral changes, vaccines, or antibiotics.(from ACS F&F)
  • For more general information on prevention, screening, and early detection, please visit the American Cancer Society

Cancer Screening Guidelines

Where can I get screened?

  • Contact your local hospital

  • New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Services (NJCEED)
  • The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Screening Program (NJCEED) is part of the New Jersey Department of Health. NJCEED provides comprehensive screening services for breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer. The services include education, outreach, early detection, case management, screening, tracking, and follow-up. Breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancers can be treated more effectively when found early. Persons eligible for these services must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level and be uninsured or under-insured. For more information, please call 1-800-328-3838.

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