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Colorado Colorectal Screening Program | University of Colorado Cancer Center
 

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program

The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program (CCSP)  is focused on restoring endoscopic screening throughout  Colorado. It partners with federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, and other safety net clinics to provide no cost patient navigation services for colorectal screening to the medically​ underserved. CCSP is a key aspect of  a plan to achieve the Colorado Year 2018 colorectal screening goal of increasing screening rates to 80% by 2018, consistent with national standards set forth by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. 

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.    

CCSP, which is coordinated through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has partnerships with more than 50 community health clinics throughout the state of Colorado. These community clinics offer no cost patient navigation services to those who qualify. The program supports comprehensive cancer screening, including high sensitivity fecal occult blood testing (FOBT/FIT) and fosters partnerships with other chronic disease prevention programs to enhance whole-person care and comprehensive navigation services.

To locate participating clinics in your area, please call:

1-866-227-7914

Contact Info:

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program

Public Information Line

1-866-227-7914

Program Partners

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