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Get help to pay for cancer screenings.

If you don’t have insurance or if your insurance doesn’t pay for cancer screenings, Screening for Life can provide you with the screenings you need, when you need them. Call Screening for Life at 302-744-1040 to find out if you are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible, call Screening for Life at 302-744-1040

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Get screened

It’s important to be screened for cancer.

Detecting cancer at an early stage can be lifesaving. Many cancers don’t have symptoms, so getting screened increases your odds of finding and treating cancer before it threatens your life. Be aware of the recommended screenings for you, depending on your family history, age, gender, and other factors.

Doctor examining a male patient during a cancer screening.

Eligibility

You are eligible for Screening for Life if you:

  • Are a Delaware resident
  • Have health insurance that doesn’t cover screenings
  • Are age 18 to 64 and not eligible for Medicaid
  • Are age 65 or older and do not qualify for Medicare
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Are not eligible for health insurance

Screenings

Screenings provided include:

Women ages 21 to 29 should have a Pap test every 3 years.

Women ages 30 to 65 should have a Pap test every 3 years or every 5 years with HPV co-testing.

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All women should have their breasts examined once a year by a health care provider.

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Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram based on recommended screening guidelines.

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African American men at age 45, and men 40 years of age who have more than 1 first degree relative with a young prostate cancer diagnosis (younger than 65) should discuss prostate cancer screenings with their health care provider.

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All men and women age 50 and older should have a colonoscopy or a FIT test based on recommended screening guidelines.

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Men and women 50 to 80 years of age who smoke now or smoked within the last 15 years should consider a low-dose CT scan to find lung cancer early.

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Talk with your health care provider about the recommended screenings for cancer and how they apply to you, based on your family history.