EWBC with Cancer Services Program has provided 28 years of free cancer screenings

For the past 28 years, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC) and Cancer Services Program (CSP) has provided no-cost breast cancer screenings for uninsured patients.

Founded in 1993, CSP-FLR* is part of a larger statewide initiative run by the NYS Department of Health’s Cancer Services Program. CSP-FLR promotes age-appropriate breast exams for the uninsured and underinsured.

Services are provided through arrangements with health providers in each county, allowing screenings offered close to home.

The CSP-FLR does not perform the screenings but pays for clinical breast exams and mammograms. The program also pays for follow-up diagnostic exams if there is an abnormal finding during a screening. In the unfortunate instance that cancer is discovered, the program will enroll eligible patients into the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP) to fully cover treatment services.

EWBC has been a proud participating provider with the Cancer Services Programs across NYS since its inception. Over the years, EWBC has provided breast care for thousands of uninsured women. The physicians at EWBC volunteer a few Saturdays a year to screen, exam and work up patients with breast problems or concerns. This service is unique to the partnership between EWBC and CSP. as no other facility in the area offers CSP patients results and full diagnostic workup on the same day.

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care believes women deserve access to high-quality healthcare regardless of their barriers. Statistics have shown that people without quality health insurance delay receiving care, prolonging diagnosis, or negatively impacting prognosis. EWBC, along with the Cancer Services Programs in NYS, are committed to offering annual screenings to eligible women with the hope to find cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages.

Women with a family history of breast cancer, concerns about their risk, or issues paying for their screening mammogram should take advantage of this free event.

Saturdays 7:30 am until noon:

May 8, 2021
October 16, 2021
December 11, 2021
Other days available for your convenience. Give us a call to make an appointment that works with your schedule

Appointments at 585-442-2190

* The Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region (CSP-FLR) was formerly known as the Cancer Services Program of Monroe County and previously as the Women’s Health Partnership

Breast Cancer Facts

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women
  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

Things to know about breast imaging (from Society of Breast Imaging- SBI)

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