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GET SCREENED

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

ARE MY SCREENINGS COVERED?

If you don't have insurance

If you don't have insurance:
Explore free or low-cost breast and cervical screening options through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have coverage through the Affordable Care Act

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

If you need information about Medicare coverage

If you need information about Medicare coverage:
Learn more from the American Cancer Society about certain preventative health care services and select cancer screening tests covered by Medicare.



WHERE CAN I GET SCREENED?

There are health centers all over the country that take various forms of coverage or non-coverage.

Cancer screening health center locator

Cancer Screening

The Health Resources and Services Administration can help you find a health center near you. The platform also includes filters to find clinics offering COVID-19 testing and telehealth services.

Lung Cancer Screening

If you are eligible for a lung cancer screening, the American College of Radiology has a tool that can help you find a lung cancer screening program near you.

Talking to your doctor about cancer screening

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

This checklist will help you plan for your screening.

Kick things off
Ask your doctor which screenings are right for you and create a plan of action on when to get screened.

Know your history
Informing your doctor of your family history with cancer and other underlying conditions will help them further understand which screenings to recommend for you.

Ask questions
Bring a list of questions or topics you want to learn more about during your visit to the doctor.

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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