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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: July 2010

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends using client reminders to increase colorectal cancer screening with fecal occult blood testing. These reminders are delivered in writing (letter, postcard, or email) or by phone messages (including automated messages) and let people know they’re due for a screening. They can be tailored to reach specific people or more general to address the overall intended population.

CPSTF didn’t find enough evidence to determine whether client reminders increase screening with colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2010). Cancer Screening: Client Reminders – Colorectal Cancer. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cancer-screening-client-reminders-colorectal-cancer