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Oct 06

[ARCHIVED] October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The original item was published from October 6, 2015 9:46 AM to May 16, 2018 3:42 PM

Did You Know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives, and is the most common form of cancer among American women.
Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for women. Men can also get breast cancer. Although rare, 1% of breast cancer diagnoses are given to men. 

By getting educated and annual screenings done, it can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection is important because if cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. 

Did you know that the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program at Virtua provides cancer screening to Burlington and Camden County residents who meet the 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 the following services:
    • 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)


To determine eligibility for NJCEED, you must fill out an annual services form, consent form and declaration of income and insurance status form.

Please call 856-247-7386 or 1-888-Virtua3 for more information or to have the forms mailed to you. PDF forms are available at the links below. 

Women's Service Form

Men's Service Form