Cancer Outreach, Education, and Screening Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is committed to a strong and healthy community. As part of our cancer prevention and early detection efforts, we provide free cancer outreach, education and screening services to uninsured men and women residing in Camden County, New Jersey, for breast, cervical, colorectal, oral, skin, and prostate cancer.
Services also include:
- Diagnostic testing for screening participants with abnormalities
- Educational programs for the community
- Patient navigation services for persons with abnormal results
- One-on-one counseling and case management services as needed
- Transportation assistance
- Emotional support
- Follow-up care post-diagnosis and treatment for those diagnosed with a malignancy.
Cancer screenings are available at conveniently located radiology and clinic sites.
To be eligible for free clinical screening services, persons must have an income of no more than 250 percent above the poverty level, and meet the following criteria for specific cancer screenings:
- Women 21 and over
- African-American men, and men with a family history of colon cancer, at age 45
- Men with no family history at age 50 and older
- Women 40 and older
- Women under 40 who have a family history or breast abnormality or concern
- Men and women 50 and older
- Persons under 50 who have a family history
The MD Anderson Cooper Outreach and Screening Program is part of the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program, which is funded by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
Additional funding to support cancer outreach, education and screening services is provided by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, Susan G. Komen Central South Jersey, and The Avon Foundation.