Colorectal Cancer Screening

This program is grant funded and has a goal of reaching a target group of men and women ages 50 and older. The main goal is to educate the public and increase the number of colorectal screenings that are done. This program also educates the public on the effectiveness of the Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) versus the other colorectal screening available. The FOBT has been proven to be just as effective in detecting colorectal cancer as the other forms of screening. This service is provided at all the local health departments in the Gateway District. The colorectal cancer prevention program will also be holding screening events in all four counties.