- Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED)
NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED)
WHO WE ARE
The Sussex County Division of Health is the lead provider for the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection Program in Sussex County. We offer comprehensive outreach, education and free screening services for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers to those who are eligible. Screenings focus on early detection of cancer when it is most treatable. Many cancers have a high cure rate when they are caught early. Our screening programs also include an educational component designed to help you reduce your cancer risk. Funding is granted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department of Health.
WHAT WE DO
The services provided by the Sussex County NJCEED Program include:
- Case Management
- One to one counseling
- Facilitation into Treatment
Clinical breast exam and mammogram for breast cancer
Pelvic exam and Pap test for cervical cancer
Digital-rectal exam for prostate cancer
PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test for prostate cancer
Stool test for colon and rectal cancer
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Residents of Sussex County who have an income of no more than 250% above the 2017 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines are eligible to participate in the program. All participants must complete an initial assessment to determine if they qualify.
Women: Breast cancer screenings are available for women aged 40 and over who meet eligibility guidelines or younger if symptomatic. Cervical cancer screenings are available for women aged 21 and over. Colorectal cancer screenings are available for women aged 50 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.
Men: Prostate and colorectal cancer screenings are available for men aged 50 and over who meet eligibility guidelines. Men with risk factors such as ethnicity or family history may qualify to be screened at a younger age.
WHERE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED
Health Screenings are held at:
Sussex County Division of Health
201 Wheatsworth Road
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Colon Cancer Early Detection
National Cancer Institute
Prostate Cancer Foundation
To determine eligibility and schedule appointments, call 973-579-0570 extensions 1214 or 1246. Ask for Laura Norton or Joanne Fairweather.