Hey Colorado. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death affecting both men and women and March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What does that mean to you? It means it's time to get that puppy checked out, especially if you are over the age of 50 or have a personal or family histsory of colorectal cancer or polyps.
The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program is a statewide program that partners with health care providers to provide FREE colorectal screening for broke folk. The program, coordinated through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has partnership with more than 65 community health clinics across Colorado. .
To locate clinics participating in the program in your area, please the Colorado Colorectal Screening line is 1-866-227-7914. Check out the website link for more info. Not sure if you qualify? Call them and they will help you figure it out.
-Age 50 or older (at average risk) or under 50 at increased risk for colorectal cancer (those having a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps)
-Uninsured, or have insurance that does not cover ANY cost for endoscopic colorectal screening
-Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level
-Lawfully present in Colorado
-Patient in a partnering clinic
-Eligible for a colorectal screening according to American Cancer Society clinical guidelines (see "Screening Guidelines")