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Cayuga County Health Department set to act as lead for regional cancer screening effort

The Cayuga County Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee voted Thursday to tentatively accept a five-year, $1 million grant for free cancer screenings, this time with the county acting as a regional lead based on its exemplary success in the past.

The grant provides $200,000 a year, beginning in 2018 through 2023, to help the Cayuga County Health Department participate in the Integrated Cancer Services program. The program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings to eligible patients with insufficient or no health insurance. Thanks to a local provider, the county is also able to offer prostate screenings.

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