The Cancer Services Program of Eastern Suffolk County aims to decrease rates of cancer and cancer mortality for uninsured people of Eastern Long Island...
Our mission is to provide breast, cervical and colorectal cancer education, screening and treatment services for uninsured people of Eastern Long Island with compassion and respect.
Experts estimate there are up to 47 million uninsured in US-150,000 in Suffolk County.
Studies that examine people with cancer find that adjusted rates of death as much as 50-60% higher for breast cancer patients and 40% higher for uninsured colon cancer patients than their privately insured counterparts. Uninsured cancer patents are nearly twice more likely to die within five years than those with private coverage. Additionally, people without insurance are more likely to delay care, putting them at higher risk to develop cancer.
Access to free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings
Access to diagnostic exams for clients with abnormal screening results