What the Experts are Saying…
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) recommends colonoscopy every 10 years as the preferred cancer prevention test, as well as an annual FIT screening as the preferred cancer detection test. FIT screening was rated highly by the ACG. The organization highlighted its superior performance characteristics over traditional Guaiac-based tests and noted its improved adherence resulting in a doubling in the detection of advanced lesions. *
How Your Practice Can Take Part…
Primary Care Physician
According to an expert panel from the National Institute of Health, primary care physicians are faced with a large list of preventative services they are expected to deliver. It is crucial to identify the most effective and efficient ways to deliver the recommended screening tests for eligible adults. ** Offer OC FIT-CHEK® to your patients and play a role in a system that achieves higher screening rates.
The ACG supports the division of screening tests into cancer prevention and cancer detection tests, but recommends a preferred cancer prevention test- colonoscopy every 10 years and a preferred cancer detection test- annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to detect occult bleeding.*
It is recognized that colonoscopy is not available in all medical settings because of space and economic limitations. Beyond this, many patients eligible for colonoscopy are unwilling to undergo the procedure. FIT is a good alternative for those in a population that is most likely to harbor advanced neoplasia and therefore would benefit from colonoscopy.*** Offer OC FIT-CHEK in your practice and help those who need it most.
Obstetrician / Gynecologist
Nearly half the people who need screening tests for colorectal cancer do not receive them, despite increased public awareness efforts. As the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer, colorectal cancer takes more women’s lives than breast cancer per year. You can offer OC FIT-CHEK in your practice and make a difference in women’s lives.
**Experts Recommend Steps to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care, NIH, 2010
***The Best Screening for Colorectal Cancer is the one That Gets Done Well, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2010