Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is sometimes avoided because of fear of pain, embarrassment, lack of awareness of the importance of screening, misperceptions about screening effectiveness, or lack of resources. The way you approach patients about the importance of screening can make a difference in how they react. Research suggests that the manner in which a physician starts the conversation about CRC can mean the difference between getting screened or not. In addition to the conversation you have with your patients about CRC, you can enhance the importance of the subject through displays of printed materials or videos.
Follow the links below to find posters, fliers and fact sheets on colorectal cancer screening and prevention materials.
- Patient Compliance How To
- CRC Clinician’s Guide: Screening Action Plan
- Print Materials/Posters/Fact Sheets from the CDC
- Posters and Brochures from the University of South Carolina Center for Colon Cancer Research “What’s Up Your Butt” Campaign
Resources on Guidelines for Screening and Prevention
Statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest 65.2% of Missouri adults aged 50 and over have ever received a flexible colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.
- Mayo Clinic – provides an overview
- CDC – describes ways to assess and reduce risks
- American Cancer Society – addresses Medicare coverage for cancer prevention and early detection
- National Cancer Institute – provides a risk calculator tool that can estimate the risk of colorectal cancer for men and women who are between the ages of 50 and 85
- American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons – addresses how genetics can play a role in colorectal cancer