Cancer Service Program - Glens Falls Hospital

Cancer Service Program

The Cancer Service Program (CSP) at Glens Falls Hospital provides breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening at no cost to those who qualify.

The Cancer Services Program is a New York State cancer screening program for those who:

  • Live in New York State
  • Do not have health insurance
  • Have health insurance with a cost share that makes the cost of screening too high
  • Meet the program rules for age and income

Screening tests check for signs of cancer before there are symptoms or problems. We provide cancer screening, follow-up tests, help getting treatment and support services.

Most health insurance covers breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings at no cost to the patient. This includes Medicaid and plans in the New York State of Health. Check with your insurance plan to find out what cancer screening services are covered.

Services This Program Offers

Breast Cancer Screening

  • Women ages 40 and older
  • Women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer (as determined by a New York State-licensed health care provider)

Cervical Cancer Screening

  • Woman ages 40 and older

Colon Cancer Screening

  • Men and women ages 45 and older at average risk for colon cancer
  • Men and women at increased or high risk for colon cancer

Follow-ups for Abnormal Tests

If a screening test finds something, the Cancer Service Program will perform further testing. These tests can tell if something is, or is not, cancer.

Help With Treatment

  • If breast, cervical or colon cancer is found, the Cancer Service Program helps men and women who meet the program rules enroll in the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP). The MCTP provides full Medicaid for the entire time a person is treated for cancer.
  • Men diagnosed with prostate cancer by a CSP-participating health care provider may be able to enroll in the MCTP.

The CSP does not pay for prostate cancer screening or diagnostic testing.

Support Services

Patient Navigation
CSP staff can help qualified patients find transportation and other assistance if they are having trouble making or getting to a screening appointment.

Case Management
CSP case managers make sure follow-up appointments for more testing are scheduled and that patients have the support they need.

Please note, this program is supported with funds from the State of New York.

Contact Us

Call us to find out more about this New York State-funded screening program at 518-926-6570.