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Colorado Colorectal Screening Program | University of Colorado Cancer Center
 

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death affecting both men and women. It is important to be screened for colorectal cancer through endoscopic screening or high sensitivity stool testing, because most people with colorectal cancer have no symptoms. Endoscopic screening can find and prevent colorectal cancer by locating and removing polyps (small growths that can develop into cancer over time). High sensitivity stool testing (FOBT/FIT) can detect cancer at an earlier stage by finding hidden blood in the stool.  

The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program is a statewide program that partners with health care providers to provide no cost colorectal screening to the underserved.

The Program, coordinated through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has partnership with more than 65 community health clinics across Colorado. These community clinics offer no cost endoscopic screenings (most often colonoscopy) to those who qualify. 

The Program is focused on restoring endoscopic screening throughout the state, including some treatment and patient navigation support. The Program will also continue to support comprehensive cancer screening, including high sensitivity fecal occult blood testing (FOBT/FIT) and will begin to improve partnerships with other chronic disease prevention programs.

To locate clinics participating in the program in your area, please call 1-866-227-7914.

Contact Info:

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program

Public Information Line

1-866-227-7914

Program Partners

Check staff page for contact information.