Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment

There were 2,630 people in Maryland diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010 and 950 people died of colorectal cancer in Maryland that year.

All medical advisory groups now recommend that adults routinely begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and earlier if they have risk factors. Early stage colorectal cancer has no symptoms, which is why it often goes undetected at the early and most curable stage.

The Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment (CPEST) Program offers colorectal cancer screening to adults over 50 who meet the program's financial criteria.

For information on program eligibility call 301-883-3526 (TTY/STS for the hearing impaired dial 711 for Maryland Relay).

Fact Sheets

Who Should Get Screened?colorectal-cancer-screening-info
CPEST Program Fact Sheetcpest-fact-sheet
Facts About Colonoscopyfact-sheet-colonoscopy
Facts About Colorectal Cancerfact-sheet-colorectal-cancer
¿Quién debe hacerse un examen?Quién-debe-hacerse-un-examen

Prince George's County Health Department

Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment (CPEST) Program
1701 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland 20774

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except County Holidays

Office: 301-883-3526
Fax: 301-883-7601
TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay


Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMaryland Department of Health and Metal Hygiene