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