Mailed Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Online Courses

Colorectal cancer screening is a powerful tool to help lower people’s risk of cancer. Colorectal cancer screening not only detects cancer early, when treatment is most effective, but also prevents the disease by removing abnormal growths—called polyps—in the colon or rectum, before cancer develops. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening for all adults aged 45 to 75, three out of every 10 adults in this age group are not getting screened as recommended.

In 2019, CDC and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors brought together leading health care and public health experts to discuss how mailed fecal immunochemical test (FIT) programs could improve colorectal cancer screening rates nationwide. The meeting paved the way for tools to help partners put successful mailed FIT programs into action to save more lives.