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Screening for Life offers free screening tests for breast, cervical, colon, lung, and prostate cancer. You may be eligible if you:
Delaware Residents are eligible for Screening for Life if they have a household income between 139% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Federal Poverty Level is based on annual household income and household size. A household consists of the individual, their spouse, and all dependent children under 18 years of age.
Delaware Residents with an annual household income between 139% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for Screening for Life if they are deemed ineligible for Medicaid. Please refer to the Federal Poverty Guidelines that match the year in which you are applying for enrollment. The URL address is: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/
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The SFL program does not reimburse for co-pays or co-insurances.
The program does provide reimbursement for persons who have a high deductible relative to their income. If your deductible is equal to or higher than 15% of your income, you may be eligible for SFL—if you meet all the other eligibility requirements.
Three of the most commonly diagnosed cancers -- breast, colorectal, and prostate -- can be detected in their earliest stages.
Routine cancer screenings can increase the chances of finding cancer early, and treating it.
The chart below indicates the age at which you should be screened and how often.
|Cancer Type||Recommended Age||Screening||How Often|
Women 40 and Older
Clinical Breast Exam (CBE)
Mammogram and CBD
Pap test, pelvic exam and HPV test
Every 3 years
Every 5 years, with co-testing every 3 years
|Colon||Men & women 50 and older||Colonoscopy||Every 10 years|
Men and women 55-80 who:
|Low-dose CT scan||Talk to your doctor to determine if a lung cancer screening is recommended.|
Average Risk: Men 50 & older
High Risk: African American men 40 and older
|Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test with or without a digital rectal exam||Talk to your doctor to determine if a prostate screening is recommended.|
Talk with your doctor about individual screening recommendations. If you have a family history of cancer or are experiencing certain symptoms, you may qualify for screening at an earlier age.
For more information call the Screening for Life Program or 2-1-1 toll-free and ask for Screening for Life.