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Mammograms and Pap tests can detect cancer when it’s most treatable.

Encourage your female patients to get mammograms, clinical breast exams (CBE), Pap tests, pelvic exams, and human papillomavirus (HPV) tests, based on the established age guidelines.

Woman undergoing a mammogram test.

Screenings

When you should be screened and how often:

  • Women 18 and Older

    Screening or Vaccine: Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) and Mammogram

    How Often: Annually

  • Women 40 and Older 1,2

    Screening or Vaccine: Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) and Mammogram

    How Often: Annually

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  • Women 21 and Older 1,2

    Screening or Vaccine: Pelvic Exam

    How Often: Annually

  • Women 21 to 29

    Screening or Vaccine: Pap Test

    How Often: Every 3 years

  • Women 30 to 65

    Screening or Vaccine: Pap Test

    How Often: Every 3 years or every 5 years with HPV co-testing

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Per Screening for Life guidelines dated July 2020.

1 Talk with your health care provider about individual screening recommendations.

2 Individuals with a family history of cancer may qualify for screening at an earlier age.

Make your patients aware of programs that offer help to pay for cancer screenings and treatment.

Screening for Life offers free screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer.

Patients are eligible if they:

  • Are Delaware residents
  • Have health insurance that doesn’t cover screenings
  • Are between 18 and 64 years old and not eligible for Medicaid
  • Are 65 years of age or older and do not qualify for Medicare
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Are not eligible for health insurance

Patients can call 302-744-1040 or 2-1-1 toll-free for more information.

Delaware Cancer Treatment Program

The program is available to Delaware residents who:

  • Were residents of Delaware when diagnosed with cancer
  • Were diagnosed with cancer on or after July 1, 2004
  • Have no comprehensive health insurance or whose maximum out-of-pocket expenses are more than 15% of their income (does not include premiums)
  • Do not receive benefits through the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
  • Meet income guidelines (up to 650% of the federal poverty level)
  • Are not eligible for health insurance

Patients can call 844-245-9580 to apply or 2-1-1 toll-free for more information. Or your office can provide them an application.

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