Cancer Outreach, Education, and Screening Program

cancer_screening.jpgMD 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.

Eligibility

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:

Cervical Cancer

  • Women 21 and over

Prostate Cancer

  • 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

Breast Cancer

  • Women 40 and older
  • Women under 40 who have a family history or breast abnormality or concern

Colorectal cancer

  • 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.  

For more information on this program or to make an appointment, please call 856.968.7308 or 856.968.7825.