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Cancer screenings can save lives—but not everyone who needs screening is getting it

The statistics in Monroe County may surprise you—among those who are insured, only 70.7% are screened for colorectal cancer, 83% for breast cancer, and 84.9% for cervical cancer. And according to the Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region, the numbers are even lower for the under-insured and uninsured.

The fact that some of the people you work with may not be getting screened is a critical concern because it means they’re missing a potentially lifesaving opportunity.

We can help you and your employees overcome the obstacles

Local resources are available, including up-to-date information on screening guidelines and convenient access to services. We’re also developing a program that will make it easier for you to set a positive example in the workplace and influence others when it comes to cancer screenings. Working together, we can have a positive impact on the lives of our community members and help reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in our community.

Start the conversation to make a difference

Encouraging even one person to get screened could make a difference; it could even save a life. So how do you start? It could be as simple as encouraging your employees to visit this website so they can learn more.

Join the Employer Commitment Program

Through this campaign, we’re encouraging employers to lead the way in reducing the impact of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers on our community. Employers in this program have committed to provide eight hours of paid time off each year for their employees to get screened for these cancers. If you’re interested in learning more about how you could play an important role in protecting and improving the health of your employees, contact the Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region at 585-224-3070. Outside of Monroe County? Call 1-877-803-8070.