Being educated on the different types of cancers and keeping up with your screenings is very important. That's why the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Screening Program is offering various screening services for those that are low-income uninsured or under-insured residents.
NJCEED provides screening services for breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancers. Each service helps people become educated on early detection and case management along with outreach, screening, tracking and follow-ups.
To be eligible in these NJCEED screening services, you must be at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and currently be uninsured or under-insured.
These four types of cancers mentioned above have a chance of being more effectively treated when found early on.
According to the NJHerald, breast cancer is the "most common cancer diagnosed among New Jersey women and the second leading cause of cancer death among New Jersey women." There is an overwhelming number of over 7,300 cases diagnosed in the state each year, and over 1,300 deaths.
The Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Services in Hardyston also offers services through NJCEED. For more information, call 973-579-0570, extension 1248.