The Maine CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program is committed to reducing the burden of colorectal cancer through education and improved access to screening.
It has been shown that patients are strongly motivated to get screened when they understand that…
- Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States
- Screening can lead to prevention of colorectal cancer and can save patients’ lives by finding and removing pre-cancerous polyps.
- Screening can also help find the disease in early stages and greatly improve the chance of beating the disease.
FIT has a high sensitivity for colorectal cancer, requires no diet or medication restrictions, and is performed in the privacy of the patient’s home.