Colon Cancer Screening Program | Moncrief Cancer Institute

When detected early, colorectal cancer is very treatable. Moncrief Cancer Institute offers colorectal cancer screening that is simple and convenient - at no cost for individuals who are uninsured and for those who qualify.

WHO SHOULD GET SCREENED?

Most people should begin screening at age 50. African Americans and those who have a family history of colon cancer may be at higher risk and may need to be screened earlier. If you are at a high risk, talk to your doctor about when to begin your screenings.

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TO QUALIFY FOR OUR PROGRAM, YOU MUST:

  • Be between the age of 50 and 74
  • Be a current resident in the state of Texas
  • Have no personal history of colorectal cancer, colon resection (surgery), inflammatory bowel disease, or colon polyps
  • Have not had
    • A stool-based test in the last year
    • A sigmoidoscopy exam (to look inside the rectum and lower colon) within the last 5 years
    • A colonoscopy exam (to look inside the rectum and entire colon) within the last 10 years

Request a FREE At-Home Colon Cancer Screening Kit

Financial assistance for those who qualify is provided by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).