Cancer Services Program
The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to women and men who:
- Do not have health insurance, have a high insurance deductible, or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings
- Cannot pay for these screenings
- Meet income eligibility requirements
- Meet age requirements
- Live in New York State
- Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam)
- Women ages 40 and older
- Women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer*
- Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test and Pelvic Exam)
- Women ages 40 and older
- 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*
*Only a New York State-licensed health care provider can determine risk.
Where Services are Provided
Services are provided in local clinics, health centers, doctors' offices, and hospitals in every county and borough in New York State by health care providers participating in the CSP.
Who to Call
Call 866-442-CANCER (2262) to talk to someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, who will connect you to a Cancer Services Program near you. The call is free. You may also visit the website to search by county.
Importance of Cancer Screening
Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers may not always cause symptoms, but there are screening tests that can find these cancers early when treatment is most successful.
- The risk for breast cancer increases with age. Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should be screened.
- All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.
- All men and women ages 50 or older should be screened for colorectal cancer. If a member of your family has had colorectal cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend starting screening earlier.
Early cancer detection saves lives!
Treatment After Screening
- If the screening test finds something abnormal, diagnostic (testing) services are available through the CSP for eligible women and men at no cost.
- If breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer is found, eligible women and men may be able to enroll in the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program to receive full Medicaid coverage for the entire time they are being treated for cancer.
- Men diagnosed with prostate cancer by a CSP Provider may be able to enroll in the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (the CSP does not pay for prostate cancer screening or diagnostic services).