The Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has implemented the Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP) through a multi-year grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The MCRCEDP provides outreach and colorectal cancer education, individualized risk assessment, and screening to eligible 50- to 64-year-old men and women living in 38 Michigan counties
- MCRCEDP services are provided through eight local coordinating agencies (LCAs) with the cooperation and partnership of physicians, hospitals, and other health care organizations in their communities. Following Michigan Cancer Consortium Guidelines for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer, colorectal cancer screening is provided through:
- Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) for average-risk clients, and
- Colonoscopy for clients at increased risk for colorectal cancer.
- Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet
Colorectal Cancer Navigation - The Michigan Department of Community Health has developed a guide to navigation utilizing evidence-based strategies in colorectal cancer screening. Several MCC member organizations are highlighted in this document focusing on different aspects of screening navigation. The intended outcome is to disseminate evidence?based strategies and interventions which could be implemented by providers to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
- Lynch Syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases the risk of many types of cancer, particularly cancers of the colon and rectum, which are collectively referred to as colorectal cancer. For screening and genetic testing information for Lynch Syndrome visit www.geneticalliance.org/inheritance.