Find our free patient brochure on colon testing, a video about screening options, and other materials. Most patients will not get tested unless you tell them to.
ColonMD: Clinicians' Information Source
The American Cancer Society offers free materials and information to help you continue encouraging colorectal cancer screening among your patients 50 and older. Health care professionals play the most important role in getting people screened for colorectal cancer. If your patients don't hear about screening from you, they may not think they need it. Our clear, concise materials can help you understand screening guidelines and explain colorectal cancer tests to your patients.
Review the risk factors for colorectal cancer, as well as American Cancer Society screening guidelines for average-risk and high-risk patients.
Download this PDF presentation about colorectal cancer. Speaker's notes can be turned on or off by selecting the layer function in the left toolbar of the PDF. If you want to add information specific to your community or practice, we suggest doing so in the form of handouts. The abridged version provides a less detailed overview that could be presented in about 20 minutes.
Find tools to help you in your practice, such as screening and follow-up reminder letters for your patients, information on Medicare benefits, and a link to the Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
The American Cancer Society FluFOBT program is intended to assist medical practices in increasing colorectal cancer screening. Find information to develop and deliver a successful FluFOBT Program here.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts by improving communication, coordination, and collaboration.