Patient and Healthcare Provider Resources

Our team has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for patients, health care providers, and anyone interested in learning more about colorectal cancer. Empower yourself by increasing your knowledge about colorectal cancer.


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Patient Resources

We are here to help you. Below are resources on how to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Make an Appointment

The UW Medicine Primary Care team offers in-person and virtual care for your family’s health concerns, from illness and injury to health maintenance and prevention.

Established patients can make an appointment by calling their primary care providers office directly. New patients can find a new provider, make and manage appointments on through the UW Medicine website, or through our patient portal Mychart. Patients can create an account or log in via Mychart.

Cancer Information Service representative answering questions from caller.

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Demonstration Videos

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths, but it is preventable with screening. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is the most used stool test for colorectal cancer screening. In this video, we demonstrate how to properly use a FIT kit to collect a stool sample for colorectal cancer screening.

FIT Instructions are Available in Additional Languages:

Khmer (Cambodian)

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Demonstration Video in English.

Healthcare Provider Resources

Stay informed with the latest information on colorectal cancer. We have curated a list of organizations with information that can be used to support your patients.

Latest Resources


US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Refer to the US Preventive Services Task Force for the most up-to-date colorectal cancer screening guidelines.

Fight Colorectal Cancer
Find more information on colorectal cancer, prevention, and treatment here.

Colon Cancer Coalition
Brochures on colorectal cancer are available in multiple languages (Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Somali).

Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Find material to support raising awareness of colorectal cancer screening an prevention to patients here.

Information about colorectal cancer statistics and continuing education for primary care providers can be found here.

Find translated or culturally tailored information on colorectal cancer here.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Resources

Have questions about the new screening guidelines? Want more information on the importance of getting screened? Watch Dr. Rachel Issaka answer these questions and more in these brief videos.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness PSA

Our communities are reeling from the death of Chadwick Boseman. Colorectal cancer can affect anyone, but disproportionately impacts Black people. This short PSA includes facts about screening and what we can all do.

New Rules for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Rachel Issaka speaks about the new colorectal cancer screening recommendations, which will likely increase the use of at-home colorectal cancer screening for those who don’t have symptoms or a family history of colorectal cancer.

Colonoscopies Should Start at Age 45, Draft Guidelines Say

Starting in 2021, colonoscopies for 45-year-olds could be the new normal. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended colorectal cancer screenings for people ages 45 to 49. Dr. Rachel Issaka speaks more about the new recommendations.