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How To Obtain Screening For Cancer Without Health Insurance


To obtain screening for cancer without health insurance, consider the following. As you review the available resources, please keep in mind:

Mammograms (Breast Cancer) 

  • Funded by the federal government, each state has a program to provide access to screening to test for breast and cervical cancer. Treatment and breast reconstruction or prosthesis are provided if there is a cancer diagnosis.
  • Each state runs their programs differently. In most states, the program is for women who are over ages 40 or 50, are underinsured or have no insurance, and have income below a certain level.
  • Men diagnosed with breast cancer can also receive free treatment.
  • To learn more, contact any of the following:
    • Your county office of public health listed in your telephone book.
    • Your state Department of Health listed in the blue pages of your phone book or at offsite link.
    • The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Tel.: 888.842.6355, 770.488.4751 or offsite link.
    • The American Cancer Society at 800.ACS.2345 offsite link.
    • Many mammogram facilities offer their services at special fees during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Call and see what kind of deal you can get. 

Melanoma (Skin Cancer)   

  • Free skin cancer screening is available.
  • To find free screening near you, go to the American Academy of Dermatology's web site, offsite link  Insert your city and state.


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