While colonoscopies are the best detectors, you do have screening options. CCCF has partnered with UAMS to provide FIT kits to adults 45 and older at average risk of colon cancer. Take this two minute quiz and let's see if an at-home stool kit is for you.
The purpose of a FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) Kit is to look for signs of cancer in people who do not have any symptoms. It is a simple, non-invasive colon cancer screening tool you can use right in the privacy of your own bathroom. Your stool sample is sent to UAMS where it is screened for any abnormalities.
Yes. However, sometimes there are false positive results and, very rarely, false negative results. A false positive might mean you are bleeding in your colon from some other reason. If the FIT kit detects blood, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your physician.
Testing is very simple. Instructions and additional information are provided with the Kit. However, contact us if assistance is needed.
There is no prep work for FIT kits.
Once we’ve determined that you meet our criteria, we will schedule a virtual meeting to go over the process, provide instructions, and answer any questions. Please allow 10-14 days for delivery after that date.
We serve all Arkansas counties. FIT kits are distributed during in-person events within any of our outreach counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Clark, Columbia, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Hempstead, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada, Phillips, Prairie, Sevier, St. Francis, Union, and Woodruff. They can also be mailed.
If you are at high risk of colorectal cancer because of a family history, your doctor may encourage you to schedule a colonoscopy. We suggest following your doctor's recommendation.
If the FIT kit detects blood, don't assume the worst. It can find gastrointestinal bleeding caused by other conditions. The Kit cannot diagnose any conditions so we strongly urge you to schedule an appointment with your physician.
I'm not quite ready yet. Please send me additional information that will help me make a screening decision.
The Blue Brunch is a community brunch and learn wellness event held during March, national colorectal cancer month. CCCF has partnered with various organizations to provide free screenings and wellness checks.