Did you know that patients say they are most likely to get screened if they hear a strong recommendation from their doctor?

So, please prioritize colorectal cancer screening in your treatment of patients ages 45 to 75.

  • Don’t just mention it—strongly recommend that your patients get screened, and follow up to be sure they do.
  • Consider sharing this information in your conversations.You can also help spread the word by empowering patients who’ve already been screened to talk about their experience with people they know.
  • Download this quick reference guide. It’s a great resource for you and your staff about colorectal cancer screening best practices, screening options, insurance coverage and other resources.
  • Please also download and print this flyer and post it in your waiting and exam rooms.

 


Best practices

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening for all men and women ages 45-75. Those with a family history of colorectal cancer should begin screening at age 40 or earlier (or 10 years before the age at diagnosis of the youngest case).


 

Your Stories

Four years ago, I had a polyp removed, which would have likely become cancer. I’m so thankful that getting screened allows me to live a healthy, fulfilled life.

Bob Boyer – Portland


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