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.
These materials are available for use in giving presentations to the public using the latest information from the American Cancer Society. Full presentations are designed to take about 30-45 minutes to present; short versions can 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.
The American Cancer Society has collaborated with other members of the Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to create FamilyPLZ.org, a website that provides tools to help people learn about their family history of colon cancer and share that information with their doctor.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private health insurers to cover recommended preventive services such as colonoscopies without any patient cost-sharing. This report finds that confusion over whether colon cancer screenings are characterized as preventive care or treatment means patients sometimes receive unexpected bills for the procedure. The report examines cost-sharing practices for colorectal screenings through interviews with experts and officials in the medical and insurance industries.
This report was co-authored by The Kaiser Family Foundation, American Cancer Society, and National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.