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Jan 06

[ARCHIVED] January is National Cervical Cancer Screening Month

The original item was published from January 6, 2016 8:56 AM to June 4, 2018 11:04 AM

Did you know that January is National Cervical Cancer Screening Month?

The American Cancer Society's estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2015 are that about 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed. Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. But over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. The main reason for this change was the increased use of the Pap test. This screening procedure can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − in its most curable stage.

The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program at Virtua is a cancer screening program for Burlington and Camden County residents who meet certain age and income requirements. To enroll in the program, you must be between the ages of 21 to 64, uninsured or under-insured, and not be able to pay for the screenings you need.

NJCEED provides breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings for those who qualify. Clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap smears, pelvic exams, PSA blood tests (for prostate screening) and fecal occult blood testing (for colorectal screening) are among the services offered by the program.

To determine eligibility for NJCEED, you must fill out an annual services form, consent form and declaration of income and insurance status form. You can click below to access these forms or call 856-247-7386 or 1-888-Virtua3 for more information or to have the forms mailed to you. 

Women’s Annual Service Form
Men's Annual Service Form