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For some cancers, such as breast, prostate, colon and rectal, lung and cervical, early detection can be life-saving. The best way to detect cancer early is to get screened.
UM St. Joseph Cancer Institute's Community Outreach program is dedicated to educating our neighbors about the importance of cancer screening and helping them access needed cancer screenings. Even with the expansion of Medical Assistance through the Affordable Care Act, many community members are still without insurance. Our program is committed to keeping our community healthy by offering yearly, no-cost cancer screenings, including:
- Breast Cancer Screening (October)
- Prostate Cancer Screening (September)
- Cervical Cancer Screening (April)
These screenings are a joint effort among UM St. Joseph's Community Health department, Cancer Institute and Breast Health Center, as well as Advanced Radiology and numerous health care providers who donate their time and expertise. If anyone screened needs follow-up care or support, he or she is referred to appropriate resources within the community and/or to UM St. Joseph providers or financial assistance program, as needed.
To find out if you qualify for a no-cost screening, or if you have any questions about cancer prevention and early detection, please contact our Oncology Outreach Manager at 410-427-2548.
To learn more about the early detection and prevention of cancer:
- 2021-2025 Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
- 2021-2022 American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Facts & Figures publication
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Cancer Screening Test Information
- Cancer Survivorship and Healthy Living
- Survivorship: Life Beyond Cancer Treatment