What is the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program?
The Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program (NCP) offers preventive colon cancer screening and education to Nebraska men and women between the ages of 50 and 74.
Tests and services may include:
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kit for at-home testing and/or colonoscopy. All screenings are based upon family and personal history and must be pre-approved by NCP staff.
Colonoscopy following a positive Fecal Occult Blood Test
Review of health history and education about colon and rectal cancer screening.
Colonoscopy as initial screening test if determined to be the best screening test based on your health history.
- Educate Nebraskans about the need for colon cancer screening.
- Decrease, through preventive screening, the number of Nebraskans who develop colon cancers.
- Provide education and/or colon screening tests to Nebraskans who are under or uninsured.