Educational Materials For Patients
We have curated a list of educational resources on colorectal cancer for UCLA Health patients. All of the materials provided were developed by reputable organizations and institutions to help your patients learn about colorectal cancer risk and the benefits of screening. Click on the links to print handouts from your office.
UCLA Health colonoscopy instructions
A 6-page resource with general information on preparing for colonoscopy including scheduling an appointment, medication management, diet and transportation.
UCLA Health bowel prep instructions
A 5-page resource with general information on bowel prep, medication management around the time of colonoscopy, transportation, diet, and a pre-procedure checklist. Patients will learn about their bowel prep formulation when they call the schedule their procedure. Bowel preps prescribed include:
Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) instructions
Below are general FIT kit instructions modeled after the Polymedco OC-Auto FIT kit test:
UCLA Health education materials
As part of our colon cancer awareness campaign, we have produced:
- The Checkup - 6-page newsletter that details why colon cancer screening is so important, what screening test is right for you, how you can complete your screening, and where you can see a UCLA Health gastroenterologist and have your colonoscopy performed. English | Español
- Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives - 1-page infographic that details much of this same information in brief. English | Español
- Pick A Test, Get It Done - 1-page infographic covering all screening options. English
- Colonoscopy Timeline - 1-page infographic detailing what patients can expect before, during and after their colonoscopy. English | Español
From the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) screen for life: National colorectal cancer action campaign
From the Colon Cancer Coalition
Visit our video gallery to find videos to share with your patients.