Colorectal Screening

Colorectal Screening

We know you might think it's unpleasant, uncomfortable or just plain awkward, but a colorectal screening could save your life. Screenings are covered by most health plans so ask your doctor about being screened. If you're not sure, not insured or think you can't afford it, we want to help. The Ingham County Health Department is part of the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides cancer screening to eligible men and women.

Call us at (517) 887-4306 to learn more.

Did you know?

  • Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Michigan.
  • Starting at age 50, men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer. (Earlier screenings might be needed if there are risk factors.)
  • Colorectal cancer can be caught early or even prevented with regular screenings and follow-up.
  • Screenings are covered by most health insurance plans.

Help us choose a campaign!

We're trying to decide on a campaign concept. Which of the below do you think will catch people's attention and encourage them to get a colorectal screening?

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Concept A


Is it time to get your colorectal #screening? If #colorectal cancer runs in your family or you’re over age 50, it may be time. That’s no #dadjoke.

There usually aren’t any symptoms in the early stages of #colorectal cancer. That’s no #dadjoke. So get your #screening, especially if you’re over 50.


It might be a little uncomfortable, but #colorectal screening can help you catch cancer early and even prevent it. That’s no #dadjoke. So get your #screening, especially if you’re over 50.

Concept B


Sure it’s awkward, but #colorectal screening can help you catch cancer early and even prevent it. So get your #screening, especially if you’re over 50.


#Colorectal cancer usually has no symptoms in the early stages. So get your #screening, especially if you’re over age 50.


Is it time for a little maintenance? If #colorectal cancer runs in your family or you’re over age 50, it may be time to get your #screening.