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Cancer Screening Information

Cancer Screening Information

Screening, also called early detection, increases the chances that a cancer will be caught earlier, when it's easier to treat. Screening exams and guidelines have been developed to detect breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, and skin cancers. For men, it's also important to talk with a healthcare provider about screening for prostate cancer.

People who have been diagnosed with cancer, are previvors, or who have an increased risk of developing certain cancers because of genetics, lifestyle factors, or other risk factors, may need to be screened more often. Follow healthcare provider recommendations on when to get screened.

Information on when to get screened for certain cancers for people who are at average risk is available at the links here.

Accessing Low-Cost or Free Screening

For those who do not have insurance, there are free or low-cost cancer screening services and programs available in Nevada. These resources may be able to help you:

  • Women's Health Connection, provides free breast and cervical cancer screening to women who meet income and eligibility guidelines. Learn more.
  • Engelstad Foundation R.E.D. Rose Program, provides free breast cancer screening. Learn more.
  • Planned Parenthood, with two in Las Vegas and one in Reno, provides cervical cancer screening, clinical breast exams and mammogram referrals. Find a location.
  • Nevada Health Centers Mammovan, provides low-cost mammograms across Nevada in a mobile unit. Learn more.
  • University of Nevada, Reno Student Outreach Clinics, provides cervical cancer screening, clinical breast exams and referrals. Learn more.
  • Community Health Centers provide care on a sliding fee scale. Find a clinic here.

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