The Nebraska Colon
Cancer Screening Program

helps men and women 50 years of
age and older make decisions
about colon cancer screening.
Services may include:
For free or low cost screening,
click here.

Screening Guidelines

The following are recommendations for those 50 years of age and older. The recommendations are to use one or a combination of the following tests for persons at average risk:
- Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT): every year
- Sigmoidoscopy: every 5 years
- Colonoscopy: every 10 years
- Double Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE): every 5-10 years

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