The CSP provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who:
- Do not have health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings
- Cannot pay for these screenings
- Meet income eligibility requirements
- Meet age requirements
- Live in New York State
Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam
- Women ages 40 and older
- Women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer*
Pap Test and Pelvic Exam
- Women ages 40 and older
Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit
- Men and women ages 50 and older at average risk for colorectal cancer
- Men and women at increased or high risk for colorectal cancer*
*Only a New York State-licensed health care provider can determine risk.
Call 315-798-5248 to talk to someone at the Cancer Services Program near you.
- If screening tests find something abnormal, diagnostic (testing) services are available through the CSP for eligible men and women at no cost.
- If breast, cervical or colorectal cancer is found, eligible men and women may be able to enroll in the NYS Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program to receive full Medicaid coverage for the entire time they are being treated for cancer.
- Men diagnosed with prostate cancer by a doctor in this program may be able to enroll in the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (the CSP does not pay for prostate cancer screening or diagnostic services).
- Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer may not always cause symptoms, but there are screening tests that can find these cancers early.
- The risk for breast cancer increases with age. Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should be screened.
- All men and women ages 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer. If a member of your family has had colorectal cancer, your health care provider may recommend starting screening earlier. Screening tests can find colorectal cancer early.
- All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early. Early cancer detection saves lives!
Yes. There are organizations throughout New York State that provide services to New Yorkers with cancer and their families.
CALL 1-866-442-2262 to find services in your community for:
- Free or low cost legal assistance to those with cancer and their families – help with finances, wills, custody issues, and more
- Support groups
- Genetic counselors who can help assess your cancer risk