Colorectal Cancer Screening

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45 is the new 50!

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening to begin at age 45, rather than 50. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd cause of cancer and the 2nd most common cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. But the good news is that this form of cancer is largely preventable with screening. If you are 45 or have a family history of CRC, see your doctor and get screened!

Make an Appointment

Existing patients: Please call your doctor's office. Or, request an appointment online at

New patients: Please call our Physician Referral Service at 800-UCLA-MD1 or 310-825-2631.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Graphic

Colonoscopy Prep Instructions

Available in English and en Español

In order for your physician to perform the best screening possible, following your preparation instructions is critical.

FIT Kit Instructions

If you received your FIT kit from UCLA Health, we offer written and video instruction on how to complete this at-home screening test.

FIT Kit Illustration
Gloria Riley

Our Stories

Meet some of our amazing patients who advocate for change by sharing their stories of overcoming their fear of screening and breaking the stigmas associated with testing.

Laker for a Day! Marisa Peters

Meet Marisa, wife and mother of 3, and Head of People at a new tech start-up - VideoAmp. Over a year ago, Marisa was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer following a checkup related to other health complications. With the support of her family, her organization and UCLA Health, Marisa is on her way to living her best life. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all!