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.

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