Sage Cancer Screening - Minnesota Department of Health

Sage Cancer Screenings

Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings look for cancer before you have symptoms. Sage offers FREE screenings at participating sites for Minnesotan’s who qualify for these services.

Sage screening is available to all women and men who meet the eligibility requirements. If you or someone you know would benefit from being screened, call 1-888-6HEALTH (1-888-643-2584).

Breast and cervical cancer screening for women

  • Breast cancer screening includes a clinical breast exam and a mammogram.
  • Cervical cancer screening includes a Pap test and pelvic exam.

Am I eligible?

Sage screenings are FREE for Minnesota residents who meet the eligibility requirements.

Sage Cancer Screenings – Covered Services & Eligibility

Call 1-888-6HEALTH (1-888-643-2584) to see if you’re eligible and schedule an appointment.

You can also visit Appointment Scheduling for the Sage Screening Program, fill out the form and one of our staff will contact you.

Where can I get screened?

You'll find Sage Screening Participating Providers offering breast and cervical cancer screenings at more than 450 locations across Minnesota.

What if I need treatment?

Women screened through Sage who need follow up treatment may also qualify for the Medical Assistance for Breast or Cervical Cancer (MABC). This program provides Medical Assistance coverage to uninsured Minnesota women enrolled in the Sage Screening Program who are in need of treatment services for a breast or cervical cancer, or pre-cancer of the cervix.

For more information, contact a Sage Regional Coordinator at 651-201-5600.

Did you know?

  • Cervical cancer screening should begin at age 21
  • Annual clinical breast exam (CBE) is recommended for women 40 and over
  • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40

Colorectal cancer screening for men and women

  • Stool test: testing the stool (feces) for signs that cancer may be present. These tests are less invasive and easier to have done, but they are less likely to detect polyps.
  • Colonoscopy: a procedure where a doctor uses a long, thin tube with a small camera on the end to view your lower intestine. Colonoscopy is a powerful tool to prevent colorectal cancer. It allows your provider to find and remove any polyps before they turn into colorectal cancer.

Did you know?

  • Both men and women should get screened for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50
  • Stool tests should be done every year
  • Colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years, unless recommended sooner by your provider.

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Updated Monday, 01-Aug-2022 17:33:54 CDT