The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers.
The services provided by NJCEED include:
Do you live in the Service Area of the Central/South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and you need a free mammogram?
Program services are provided through 25 contracted Lead Agencies; each county in NJ has at least one Lead Agency. For more information on where you can get free screening services, click on NJCEED Screening Locations or call 1-800-328-3838.
*The NJCEED Program follows the American Cancer Society's cancer screening guidelines.
Sussex County, NJ residents: Free mammograms available for women with no insurance
Free mammograms will be offered in October at Project SelfSufficiency to uninsured and underinsured women who are Sussex County residents over the age of 40. To conduct the tests, two technicians with a state-of-the-art mammography machine set up shop at the agency's Community Education Center. Women are examined discreetly and their test results are made available within days. Interested women are encouraged to call the agency at 973-940-3500 to make an appointment. Free mammograms are also available through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program at St. Clare's Hospital in Sussex Borough. Interested participants are encouraged to call the hospital at 973-702-2740. In addition, Newton Memorial Hospital will provide a free mammogram for women who qualify through the Newton Memorial Hospital Foundation's "Mammograms Save Lives" program. Those without health insurance are encouraged to contact Newton Memorial Hospital's Education/ Outreach office at 973-579-8340 for more information. Project Self-Sufficiency, in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, North Jersey Affiliate, Intercar Mercedes Benz, Sussex Honda, the New Jersey Herald, and the Sussex County Cancer Coalition have sponsored a campaign, "Mammograms Save Lives," to underscore the importance of annual mammograms to the residents of Sussex County.
Passaic County, NJ resiidents: Free cancer screenings are being offered to uninsured and underinsured through a program from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
Residents can be tested for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer at the Rainbows of Hope Program in the DePaul Ambulatory Care Center at 11 Getty Ave., Building 275. Appointments are required for the tests, which are offered Mondays through Fridays. Call 973-754-2705 for an appointment or 973-754-3646 for additional information about the program. Residents need to bring photo identification and another document showing proof of address. Prior test results, such as films from mammograms or colonoscopies, if they weren't done at St. Joseph's, should be brought to the screening. The screenings are funded through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program, offered through the state Department of Health and Senior Services, and by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, North Jersey Affiliate.