ScreenNJ recommends that you speak to your doctor about the best colon cancer and lung cancer screening option for you.
Colon Cancer Screening
Under the Patient Prevention and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all insurers are required to cover preventive screening tests, like colonoscopies. However, you may still owe a copay or deductible. To find out more visit one of our partners.
Lung Cancer Screening
If you are a smoker or former smoker over 50 years old with 30 or more “pack years” (number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day multiplied by the number of years smoked), Medicare and most insurance companies will cover the cost of getting a CT Scan for lung cancer.
Screening Services for Un/Underinsured Patients
Screening for colorectal cancer and lung 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.