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Community Outreach and Engagement Resources for the Community

We are proud to provide a range of cancer screening, care and education resources for the community.

Cancer Screenings

Penn Medicine offers screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate and lung cancers at many of our locations throughout the region. We also offer a Cancer Prevention Guide for more information about each screening type. Access this guide or request a screening appointment near you.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

The Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative offers free mammograms and pap smears for people who are uninsured or underinsured. Learn more or call the breast and cervical cancer screening navigator at 215-454-3217.

Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigation Program provides additional support such as scheduling, transportation and free prep materials. Learn more or call the GI Outreach Navigator at 215-614-1863.

Lung Cancer Screening

To see if you are at risk for lung cancer, and to see if lung cancer screening is recommended for you, take this online Lung Cancer Risk Assessment.

If you require access to lung cancer screening with a low dose CT scan, contact Penn Medicine online or call 800-789-PENN.

Prostate Cancer Screening

To learn more about prostate cancer screening or to schedule an appointment, contact Penn Medicine online or call 800-789-PENN.

Genetic Counseling and Screening

To learn more about your potential genetic risks for certain cancers, contact the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program.

Resources for People Diagnosed with Cancer

Other Community Resources

Penn Stop: Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Treatment Program and Resources

Get help quitting smoking with a personalized plan designed just for you.

Basser Latinx & BRCA Awareness

This partnership between the Basser Center for BRCA and Alejandra Campoverdi (Founder of The Well Woman Coalition), raises awareness, provides education and resources and builds community for the U.S. Latinx community around BRCA-related cancers.

Community Partner Human Subjects Protection Training Program

The Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University approved this training for use by community research partners engaged in human subjects research and will accept a Community Partner Training completion certificate in lieu of a CITI training completion certificate for non-University affiliated community research partners. Access this training now.

Health Disparities in African American Communities

Hear Cary B. Aarons MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and a colon and rectal surgeon at Penn Medicine, discuss some of the obstacles that may keep African Americans from getting properly screened and diagnosed for effective treatment. He gives an honest look at how pervasive the disparities are for breast, colorectal and prostate cancers in particular and how to reduce the risk. Listen now.