Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Although it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, it can be cured if caught early. Preventive screenings are the key to early detection.
A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a method of screening for colorectal cancer by detecting blood in your stool. You will not have to change your diet, fast, or make changes to your medications before completing the test. You will mail your sample to the processing lab in the prepaid return envelope provided. The lab will send you your results directly.
If your health plan offers this program, you may participate if you meet the following criteria.
- You are between the ages of 45 and 75
- You have not had a sigmoidoscopy in the last 5 years, a colonoscopy in the last 10 years, or a FIT screening in the last 12 months
- You are covered by your medical plan on the last day of the month your request is submitted
If you meet the requirements and are interested in participating, please verify with your health plan administrator that this program is available to you. You may then complete and submit the following form or contact our Wellness Department.
View the program details.