Colorectal Cancer Screening & Coalition
- FIT-Flu Colorectal Cancer Screening Project
Free colorectal cancer screening
FIT-Flu is an 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver project of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The FIT stool test is a colon cancer screening exam you can do at home. It is easy and it may save your life.
You may be able to get a free FIT test through this program if:
- Between 50 and 75 years old
- Do not have rectal bleeding or blood in your urine
- Do not have inflammatory bowel disease (acute diarrhea, colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)
If your FIT test result shows that you have blood in your stool, you will be offered a free colonoscopy. Contact the clinic to find out if you qualify to receive the free FIT colon cancer test.
For a list of clinics in Austin, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Harris, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton Counties, visit the Texas Cancer Information colorectal cancer screening services page, Where can I get screened for colon cancer?.
- Alliance for Colorectal Testing (ACT)
The Alliance for Colorectal Testing (ACT) project aims to increase colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) for asymptomatic patients at average risk and referral directly to colonoscopy for increased risk patients. Primary care clinics are expected to offer a take-home Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) tests to their patients who are uninsured and/or who have low-income. This CRCS program provides for payment of costs related to the FIT test, follow-up colonoscopy and polypectomy if needed. This comprehensive approach is supported by robust coordination of service providers involved in colonoscopy provision and navigation services for patients. The ACT project is funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
For a list of clinics in Atascosa, Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Galveston, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jefferson, Karnes, Liberty, Live Oak, McMullen, Montgomery, Nueces, Orange, San Jacinto, Victoria and Wilson Counties, visit the Texas Cancer Information colorectal cancer screening services page, Where can I get screened for colon cancer?.
Information for ACT Providers
- ACT Colorectal Cancer Screening Coalition
ACT Project Contacts
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will convene a statewide Colorectal Cancer Screening Coalition (CRCS) coalition, initially with the aim of identifying best practices and barriers to successful implementation of CRCS programs in Texas and the status of fulfillment of the 2012 Texas Cancer Plan related to CRC. The participants will examine the statewide CRC burden and identify gaps in screening. Resources, other than CPRIT funding, will be identified for the implementation of additional regional coalitions. Once established, statewide coalition stakeholders will convene at least annually to conduct an environmental scan, gap analysis and strategic planning session, with the aim of developing actions plans to evaluate and review the status of CRCS in Texas and identify opportunities for improvement.