Cancer Services Program

Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region

What is the Cancer Services Program?

Though Ontario County Public Health no longer administers the Cancer Services Program (CSP), it continues to be an important service for our residents. It provides no cost breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services for men and women who,
  • Live in New York State
  • Do not have health insurance
  • Have health insurance with a cost share that may prevent a person from obtaining screening and/or diagnostic services
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Meet age requirements

Screenings Offered by CSP

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam)
  • Women ages 40 and older (some programs serve women ages 50 and older only)
  • Women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer
Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test, high-risk HPV test and Pelvic Exam
  • Women ages 40 and older
Colorectal Cancer Screening (Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit)
  • Men and women ages 50 and older at average risk for colorectal cancer
Colorectal Cancer Screening (Colonoscopy)
  • Men and women at increased or high risk for colorectal cancer*
*Only as determined by a New York State-licensed health care provider per program guidelines.

What is Cancer?

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer can start in almost any part of the body and can spread from its original site to other parts of the body.

There are many different kinds of cancer. Cancer is generally referred to by the site in the body where it begins, e.g. a malignant tumor in the breast is called “breast cancer”, and one in the lungs is called “lung cancer”.

For more information on free cancer screenings visit: Click here
To learn more about cancer, check out the following links

Last updated February 2, 2022