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GET SCREENED

Scheduling your regular cancer screenings is one of the easiest ways to take control on your future. Scroll down to learn more about how to talk to your doctor — and find where you can get screened.

SCREENING LOCATOR

There are health centers all over the country that take various forms of coverage or non-coverage. The Health Resources and Services Administration can help you find one near you.

Cancer screening health center locator
Talking to your doctor about cancer screening

TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR

Learn how to safely plan a cancer screening during COVID-19.

Kick things off
The most important thing is starting the conversation. Ask your doctor which screenings may be right for you at your next appointment.

Know your history
Your doctor will likely ask you questions about your family history with cancer and other underlying conditions, so it helps to be prepared.

Ask questions
Remember: It’s always good to research prior to your appointment, but your doctor knows best. Bring a list of questions or topics you want to learn more about to your next visit.



IF YOU DON'T HAVE INSURANCE

Explore free or low-cost breast and cervical screening options for those without insurance through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Discover free colorectal, lung, breast and cervical cancer screenings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the Affordable Care Act.

PLEDGE TO GET SCREENED

Taking control of your future starts with recommended screening tests. Find out which cancer screenings are right for you and commit to making an appointment.

CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES

Learn which types of cancer screenings are right for you and your loved ones.

RESOURCES

Download important materials about early detection and cancer screenings for you and others.

OUR MISSION

Learn more about how this public health initiative has come to life through a years-long partnership.

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