Two methods of colon cancer screening give patients a choice.
Colon cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in Delaware.
Delaware has made significant progress in helping people get screened for colorectal cancer. We know that you — and all health care providers — are keeping the importance of colon cancer screenings top of mind. Continue to recommend a colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to your patients who need a colon cancer screening.
Your patients should be screened for colon cancer if they:
- Are age 50 or older
- Eat a diet high in red or processed meats
- Are obese
- Are heavy alcohol users
- Have Type 2 diabetes
- Are African-American
- Have a history of colorectal adenomatous polyps
- Have a history of colon cancer
- Have a history of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease
Recommend that your patients have:
- A colonoscopy or
- A fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
Click here for cancer screening and treatment programs your patients should know about that can help them pay for screenings if they’re uninsured or underinsured, get cancer treatment if they can’t afford it, or get help navigating through cancer services.
Educational materials for patients are available to you for distribution in your offices:
Continuing Medical Education
The Delaware Division of Public Health, in collaboration with the Medical Society of Delaware, is pleased to offer the following continuing education opportunities. These courses have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware Division of Public Health.
- Physicians—The Medical Society of Delaware designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Nurses—1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to 1 Nursing CNE.
For more information and to register, use the links below: