Early cancer detection saves lives!
Screening tests can prevent cervical and colorectal cancers by finding abnormal cells before they become cancer, so that they can be removed. Screening tests for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers also find these cancers early, when treatment is most successful.
Working in partnership with the Cancer Service Program (CSP), The Brooklyn Hospital Center offers FREE breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured patients.
Our team of compassionate medical professionals is here for you. The Cancer Screening Program encompasses the entire borough of Brooklyn, and can help to schedule you with participating providers and hospitals in the most convenient location for you. Don’t put off screenings — get started by reviewing eligibility criteria to see if you or your loved one qualifies for free cancer screening.
Qualifying criteria for screening includes:
Breast Cancer Screening: Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam
- Women ages 40 and over
- Women under the age of 40, with a self-reported lump/mass OR a lump/mass as determined by a New York State-licensed healthcare provider*
Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap Test and Pelvic Exam
- Women ages 40 and over
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit
- Men and Women ages 50 and older at average risk for Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Colonoscopy
- Men and women at increased or high risk for Colorectal Cancer as determined by a New York State-licensed health care provider*
*The New York State Cancer Screening Program requires a New York State-licensed healthcare provider to determine your clinical eligibility for screening. This means that scans, lab results or other medical information from a provider licensed out-of-state cannot be accepted.
Diagnostic Testing and Diagnosis
- If screening and testing results are abnormal, diagnostic testing services are available through the Cancer Screening Program for eligible patients at no cost. Eligible patients will be provided with a case manager, and a clinical nurse who will help to guide you through follow-up care and appointment scheduling.
- If breast, cervical or colorectal cancer is found, eligible patients may be able to enroll in the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program.
- The Cancer Screening Program DOES NOT screen for, or cover diagnostic testing for, prostate cancer. However, patients diagnosed with prostate cancer within TBHC’s Cancer Screening Program may also be able to enroll in the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program, which allows uninsured or underinsured patients the ability to receive full Medicaid coverage for the duration of their cancer treatment outside of the program.
- Our team includes patient navigators, who ensure patients are contacted to return for screenings each year, and can help you better understand the opportunities the Cancer Screening Program offers.