Don't Delay Care
Don’t Delay, Get Screened Today
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in our lives but not the importance of regular cancer screening. Screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers can dramatically improve treatment outcomes and in some cases, prevent the cancers from occurring in the first place.
According to the National Cancer Institute, when detected at its earliest stages and confined to the primary site, the 5 year survival rate for:
- Breast cancer is 99%
- Colorectal cancer is 90.6%
- Lung cancer is 59.8%
- Prostate cancer is 100%
- Cervical cancer is 91.9%
If you were one of the many who delayed regular screenings because of the pandemic, it’s important that you resume these potentially life-saving tests. Contact your provider to learn more and schedule your screenings. Health care facilities, clinics and physician offices have put a number of safety measures in place and as the number of COVID-19 vaccinations climbs, taking control of your health by being screened is safer and easier than ever.
Don’t have a health care provider? Providers at the CVPH Family Medicine Center are accepting new patients. Call us at (518) 314-3939.
Don’t have health insurance? If you have no health insurance, the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York can help. The Cancer Services Program pays for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening exams for age appropriate men and women. Please call (518) 324-7671 for more information and/or to enroll.