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Colorectal Tools for Patients and Providers

Section 1: Guidelines  
These preventive health guidelines are based on recommendations of independent national health care organizations:  
For adults beginning at age 50, screening recommendations include 1 of these 6 testing options: 
Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) each year
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years
Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) each year, plus flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years
Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years
Colonoscopy every 10 years
CT colonography may be an appropriate alternative to colonoscopy
You may access our complete Preventive Health Guidelines below: 
Preventive Health Guidelines
Section 2: Provider Tools 
The CDC offers Screen for Life print materials free of charge. ( is an online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
Here are a few examples of Screen for life Posters (8.5 x 11) from the CDC to hang in your exam rooms: 

Click here for Art Gallery PDF to print your own copy
Click here for TRUE or FALSE PDF to print your own copy
To see more CDC print materials, click here
To order free copies from the CDC, click here
Section 3: Member Education 
Below are a few standard 8.5 x 11 patient educational handouts from the CDC that you may print from your own office printer or order for free from the CDC: 
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Colorectal Pocket brochure
To order free copies from the CDC, click here
Section 4: Websites 
Basic Information, Fast Facts and Personal Screening stories regarding colon cancer and screenings and more from the CDC: 
Centers of Disease Control (CDC)- Colorectal Colon Cancer
For more information on CDC's multiyear Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign: 
Centers of Disease Control (CDC)-Screen for Life
Section 5: Educational Podcasts- Colorectal 
Videos and podcasts provided by the CDC that you may find useful in helping educate your patients:  
Topics Include: 
Cancer – What You Don't Know Can Kill You
(HHS HealthBeat) Screening for Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Don’t Pass on this Test
Pruebas de detección habituales previenen el cáncer colorrectal
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