Colorectal Cancer Screening
This HEDIS Measure
Assesses adults 50–75 who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer with any of the following tests: annual fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, colonoscopy every 10 years, computed tomography colonography every 5 years, stool DNA test every 3 years.
Treatment for colorectal cancer in its earliest stage can lead to a 90 percent survival rate after five years, but more than a third of adults 50–75 do not get the recommended screening.1 Colorectal cancer screening of asymptomatic adults in that age group can catch polyps before they become cancerous or detect colorectal cancer in its early stages, when treatment is most effective.
- American Cancer Society. 2017. “Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019.” https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2017-2019.pdf