What is the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (WCCSP)?

Colorectal cancer is the number two cancer killer in Wyoming, and yet it is very preventable with screening. The Wyoming Cancer Control Act, passed in 2007, legislated a comprehensive cancer control plan for Wyoming. As a part of this act, the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (WCCSP) was established and began on July 1, 2007.

 

The Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (WCCSP) is state-funded through tobacco settlement funds appropriated by the Wyoming Legislature. In 2012, the program celebrated five years of serving as a significant player in the early detection of colorectal cancer in Wyoming.  As of March 1 2012, over 2,000 Wyoming residents had received a colonoscopy through the program. 

Celebrating Five Years of Prevention

Colorectal Cancer in Wyoming: Issue Brief