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Free Cancer Screenings for Passaic County Residents

 

 

PATERSON, NJ - The Rainbows of Hope Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (RHCEED) of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is currently funded by grants from the New Jersey Department of Health and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure©, North Jersey Affiliate, according to an announcement by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly.

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Its purpose is to deliver critical early cancer screening services and cancer education to low-income, uninsured men and women of Passaic County. We provide free breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer to the Passaic County community in an effort to save lives.  

Background

St. Joseph's received initial funding in July of 1996 from the NJ Department of Health and additional funding in the year 2000 from The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, North Jersey Affiliate to screen women and men for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal screening.  To date we have screened over 18,000 men and women for the early detection of these particular cancers and have reduced Cancer mortalities in Passaic County. 

Qualifications for the Program include age and income.

Persons age forty and over who lives in Passaic County who are uninsured, whose income is below the 2012 Federal Poverty guidelines qualify for this program. Women who wish to enroll in the program must be 40 years or older and have not had a mammogram within the one year is eligible to enroll in the program.  RHCEED will accept women under the age of 40 if they are experiences breast symptoms. Women who are experiencing symptoms or considered at high risk must call to qualify. Persons who have a family history of breast,  prostate cancer, colorectal cancer may be screened before the age of forty. Women may receive cervical cancer screening at the age of twenty one. 

Cancer Screenings include

Breast and Cervical Screening - clinical breast exam, Mammogram or ultrasound

pap smear and pelvic exam.

Colorectal Screening - rectal exam with stool of occult blood.

Prostate Screening - rectal exam along with PSA blood test.

Case Management - Patients who have suspicious or abnormal finding is provided with referrals and followed by our clinical nurse case manager.

Education

Office:  Each patient is taught breast self-examination by the doctor and through a video.

Outreach: Education about breast, cervical prostate and colorectal cancer is provided on-site to the community. Persons are taught how to perform breast self-examination (BSE) and given accurate information about cancer, screenings and treatment. Cancer education also includes early detection and prevention methods through diet and exercise.

Person who would like to make an appointment may call 973 754-2705.

 

 

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