ScreenNJ recommends that you speak to your doctor about the best colon cancer and lung cancer screening option for you.
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.
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.
The New Jersey Department of Health’s New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides screening for those who are eligible. To learn more please visit the NJCEED website.