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Colorectal cancer can be prevented!
The Cancer Services Program (CSP) is a statewide initiative that provides free breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings and education to eligible, uninsured & underinsured men and women. Each of the 60 counties of New York State have a CSP including the seven Western New York Counties – Allegany/Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee/Orleans and Niagara, but each partnership is uniquely managed to meet the specific needs of its community.
The Erie County Cancer Services Program provides services for nearly 1,500 of its uninsured & underinsured residents each year. The program is housed in the Department of Health in downtown Buffalo, under the direction of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. It is funded by grants from the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with additional support from the Western New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen.
Erie County Cancer Services Program is proud to partner with over 100 health care professionals and facilities providing the utmost in medical care, through physicians’ offices and radiology centers. All hospitals in Erie County are part of our vast network of providers as well. Offices are located throughout all of Erie County so there is a provider convenient to you.
Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer may not always cause symptoms, but there are screening test that can find these cancers early.
The risk for breast cancer increases with age. Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should be screened.
All men and women ages 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer. If a member of your family has had colorectal cancer, your health care provider may recommend starting screening earlier, screening tests can find colorectal cancer early.
All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent with regular screening test and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.