Screening and Prevention Programs

Why should you get screened?

One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime.

Overall, cancer is the second leading cause of death (behind heart disease) in both the United States and in New Jersey. Among the more than 50,000 new cases diagnosed annually, common screening-detectable cancers — such as breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancers — account for nearly half of all new cases among both men and women in New Jersey.

Early diagnosis of cancer offers the best chance for successful treatment. When cancer care is delayed or inaccessible there is a lower chance of survival, greater problems associated with treatment, and higher costs of care.

Types Of Risk Reduction, Prevention, And Screenings Available

Learn more about various cancer types and screening options:

Who Qualifies for Free Screenings?

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 or locate a screening location here.

Screening for cancer is covered with no deductible or co-pay by many insurance plans including Medicare, and patients with no insurance may be able to receive recommended cancer screenings at their NJ CEED agency or at other ScreenNJ partner sites. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more

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Contact a Navigator

It’s just a two-step process to get connected with a navigator and gain access to screenings. Get started here.
  • Step 1

    Complete and submit a brief form so we can learn more about you.

  • Step 2

    On receipt, ScreenNJ Patient Navigators will get in touch to coach you through your screening and answer any questions.

Upcoming Events

Looking to feature an event on ScreenNJ? Please fill out our interest form to help our team collaborate with and support you.

Due to COVID-related social distancing requirements, ScreenNJ in-person events are currently on hold – online educational events will be available soon, so subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to be notified of upcoming events.

Click here to submit your event.

Additionally, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) hosts events and webinars to offer timely and relevant discussion on emerging issues in colorectal cancer prevention, screening, and control. Learn more about upcoming webinars and view recordings and presentations from NCCRT:

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About ScreenNJ

In partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Health, and healthcare and community organizations across New Jersey, ScreenNJ aims to increase screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, genetically-linked, HPV-linked, lung, prostate, and skin cancers to reduce cancer mortality rates, to reduce disparities, and to educate New Jersey residents about the importance of cancer screening, early detection, and prevention.

ScreenNJ partners with, connects, and supports healthcare provider agencies, public health agencies, and community organizations throughout the state that provide education on, refer patients to, or directly provide screening services for cancer. ScreenNJ also helps organizations initiate or expand these types of outcomes-oriented, evidence-based screening and outreach services.

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