Cancer screenings save lives.
Cancer is life-threatening. But there are tests that can find cancer before it becomes a major health problem.
Many types of cancer don’t have symptoms, so it’s important to have regular screenings. The most commonly diagnosed cancers—lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate—can be detected in their earliest stages. Routine cancer screenings can increase the chances of finding cancer early.
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Get cancer screenings that are recommended for you.
There are tests that can find cancer before it becomes a major health problem. Many types of cancer don’t have symptoms, so it’s important to have screenings regularly. Early detection can increase your odds of beating cancer. Talk with your healthcare provider about cancer screenings. If you don’t have insurance, if your insurance doesn’t cover screenings, or if you can’t afford to pay for screenings, a special program could make screenings available to you. Find out about it now.
When you should be screened and how often:
Every 10 years
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.
Per Screening for Life guidelines dated August, 2017.
What if you find out you have cancer?
Specially trained Cancer Care Coordinators can help schedule appointments for you, guide you through the steps of treatment and provide emotional support for you and your family. If you can’t afford treatment or if you don’t have insurance, the Delaware Cancer Treatment Program offers free cancer treatment for up to two years.
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