NJCEED Program

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Hunterdon County
Cancer Education and Early Detection Program

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Since 1997, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center has been the recipient of a health grant that offers free cancer screenings.
Para información en Español: Hunterdon County Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (Spanish).
WHAT DO WE OFFER?

*Other tests needed after an abnormal result may also be covered.

Clients receive screenings at several healthcare offices throughout Hunterdon County.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

The NJCEED cancer screening services are available to individuals:

  • Who do not have health insurance
  • Are underinsured, or with a high deductible
  • Who do not have Medicare or Medicaid
  • Income and age restrictions may also apply

“Those without sufficient health insurance don’t have to postpone potentially lifesaving cancer screening exams because of the financial burden of paying these exams.”

SERVICES FOR WOMEN

BREAST CANCER SCREENING:

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. It is more treatable when it is found in its early stages. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Eighty percent of all women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

  • Yearly mammograms for women starting at age 40.
  • Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) every 3 years for women in their 20’s and 30’s and every year for women age 40 and over.

 

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING:
** For women who have not had abnormal pap smear tests.

  • Women between 21 and 29 years old should get a:
    • Pap smear
    • Pelvic exam
  • Women between 30 and 65 years old should get a:
    • Pap smear
    • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) testing
    • Pelvic exam

Women who have cancer of the cervix may not have any symptoms, so regular checkups are crucial.

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENINGS:
(BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) can develop from polyps (grape-like growths on the inner lining of the colon and rectum).

All women and men aged 50 and older are at increased risk of developing CRC since that is when polyps usually begin to form. Regular screening is crucial since there are no typical symptoms in early stages of CRC, when the cancer is more curable.

Screening tests can find polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

  • FIT test (fecal immunochemical test) and/or colonoscopy (if applicable)

SERVICES FOR MEN

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING:

Symptoms from cancer may not appear until the cancer is in its later stages, so men who choose to undergo prostate screening should begin at age 50.

However, the NJCEED Program recommends, based on the American Cancer Society’s guidelines, that men in high risk groups should begin screening at age 45.

These groups include:

  • African Americans
  • Men whose fathers or brothers have had prostate cancer before age 65

How do I decide when to begin screening?

Men should make an informed decision with their health care providers about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. If you and your healthcare provider decide that you should get tested, men 50 years or older and those in high risk groups should get a:

  • Prostate –specific antigen (PSA) blood test
  • Digital rectal exam (DRE)

How often a man should be tested depends on his PSA level

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For more information, or to see if you are eligible,
please call 908-237-5409.

For more information about NJCEED please visit the NJ Department of Health website at: http://www.nj.gov/health/cancer/njceed/index.shtml

For more information on screening guidelines please visit the website for the American Cancer Society at: http://www.cancer.org

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Myron Bednar, MD

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Kenneth Blankstein, MD

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Megha Shah, M.D.

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Barbara Surhoff, PT

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