Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

In partnership with the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Native Americans for Community Action’s Colorectal Health Program works with patients at our NACA Family Health Center in providing colorectal cancer screenings and education to Native Americans. It has been brought to light Native Americans of both genders between the ages of 50-75 years old have a higher chance of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is preventable cancer if routine tests are done to detect cancer at its earliest stage. NACA recommends scheduling an appointment, and to ask the NACA health care providers about their risks of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The health care providers will then relay a message to NACA’s colorectal health educator to obtain a screening test called a fecal immunochemical test (FIT kit), which can be conducted in the privacy of your own home. NACA asks patients to mail the FIT kit back or bring the FIT kit back into the clinic.

Do you want a FIT Kit or have questions?
Step 1) Become a NACA patient by scheduling an appointment to establish care with one of our 3 NACA health care providers. Already a patient of NACA? You can ask your provider about a FIT kit at your next appointment.
Step 2) The health care provider will relay a message to NACA’s colorectal health educator for you to obtain a screening test called a fecal immunochemical test (FIT kit), which can be used in the privacy of your own home.
Step 3) As a NACA patient, you can mail the FIT kit back OR bring the FIT kit back into the clinic.