Free Cancer Screenings

for uninsured residents of Suffolk County who meet eligibility requirements.

To learn more, call 631-548-6320

Who should get screened?

Many factors contribute to your risk of developing cancer, including age, gender and genetics. Regular cancer screenings can help detect a problem in its earliest stages, increasing the chance of survival.


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Breast Cancer Screening

  • Women 40 and older, or at high risk

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Cervical Cancer Screening

  • Women 40 and older

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Men & women 50 and older

Will my insurance cover it?

Cancer screenings are covered under almost all policies. Deductibles may apply. Check with your insurer for details. The Suffolk County Cancer Services Program is for residents of Suffolk County.

What if I'm not insured?

You may be eligible for free screenings based on age, income and residence requirements. To learn more, call 631-548-6320

Do I REALLY need to do this?

Breast, cervical and colon cancer often show no early symptoms, so screenings are the only safe route to early detection.

Act Now! Schedule a screening for someone you love today. Call 631-548-6320

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Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County* at PBMC

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Early detection of cancer increases your chance of survival.

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Breast Cancer Screenings

  • Mammogram
  • Clinical Breast Exam

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Cervical Cancer Screenings

  • Pap Test
  • Pelvic Exam

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit
  • Colonoscopy


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When it comes to cancer, early detection saves lives. At Peconic Bay Medical Center, our Suffolk County Cancer Services Program is regionally acclaimed for its proactive approach to patient care. We are here for you through every step of the process, from an initial screening through creating an individualized, state-of-the-art cancer treatment plan.

There’s a reason why Peconic Bay Medical Center is considered a top Long Island medical center, and that’s because we put patients first. We believe that every person in Suffolk County deserves access to high-quality health care, especially cancer screenings. As part of our cancer services program, we offer free cancer screening to uninsured residents of Suffolk County who meet eligibility requirements.

What to Expect From a Cancer Screening

 

A cancer screening is a routine part of a comprehensive health exam. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare.

  • Breast cancer screenings

    • A mammogram is a special x-ray of the breast. During a screening mammogram, images are typically taken from two different angles to allow the doctor to get a complete picture of the breast tissue

    • A physician performs a clinical breast exam to determine whether you have any changes or abnormalities in your breasts.

  • Cervical cancer screenings

    • A Pap test involves taking a small sample of cells from the cervix. These cells can be tested to determine if they are cancerous or precancerous.

    • The pelvic exam is a physical examination in which the physician examines the pelvic organs for abnormalities.

  • Colorectal cancer screening

    • During a colonoscopy, the doctor will insert a thin, flexible tube to take pictures of the large intestine’s inner lining.

    • Blood in the stool is a sign of precancerous polyps or colon cancer, but it can be difficult to observe. The fecal immunochemical test kit is a state-of-the-art test of a stool sample to determine whether blood may be present. 

Many of our screening and diagnostic procedures take place at the Grossman Imaging Center. The imaging center houses advanced equipment designed to increase the speed and accuracy of cancer diagnosis.

Testing:

If screening tests find something abnormal, diagnostic testing services are available for eligible men and women at no cost.

Treatment:

If breast, cervical or colorectal cancer is found, eligible men and women may be able to enroll in the NYS Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program to receive full coverage for the entire time they are being treated for cancer.

Additional Support:

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer by a doctor in this program may be able to enroll in the NYS Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program as well. (The Program does not offer free prostate cancer screening or diagnostic services).

A proactive approach to cancer care saves lives. Take charge of your health today by calling 631-548-6320 to schedule a cancer screening for yourself or a loved one at our Long Island medical center.

 

*Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County at PBMC funded by the New York State Department of Health