Colon Cancer Screening Request a FREE at-home colon cancer screening kit
Free At-Home Colon Cancer Tests
About one in 19 people will develop colon or rectal cancer in the U.S. Most of us don’t look forward to colon cancer screening, but we at Moncrief believe, “The best test is the test that gets done.”
When detected early, colorectal cancer is very treatable.That’s why screening is important. Most colon cancers start as growths, or polyps, in the colon. If we find these polyps before they become cancerous, you have about a 90 percent chance to be cured.
Now, Moncrief Cancer Institute offers a colorectal screening test that is simple and convenient – at no cost for the uninsured and those who qualify. Look at the map below. You may qualify for the free test if you live in one of these 21 counties:
To qualify, we also ask that you:
- are age of 50 and 74
- have no personal history of colorectal cancer, colon resection (surgery) or inflammatory bowel disease
- have not had a stool-based test in the last year; sigmoidoscopy exam (to look inside the rectum and lower colon) within the last 5 years; or colonoscopy exam (to look inside the rectum and entire colon) within the last 10 years
Call us at 888-223-8620 to enroll in the program and receive a free colon cancer screening kit.
Find Out More
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Many insurance plans and Medicare help pay for colon cancer screening tests. While most people should begin screening at age 50, African Americans face a high risk of colon cancer and should be screened at age 45. Those with a family history of the disease may need screening earlier and more often.
Talk with your doctor or a Moncrief Cancer Institute genetic counselor about your family’s cancer history, your screening options and whether you would benefit from genetic testing. To schedule an appointment or speak with a genetic counselor, call 214-645-2563.