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For the public COLORECTAL SCREENING Where can I be examined?

Where can I be examined?

Do you belong to the risk group of people aged 50+ and want to have an examination? Are you concerned about colorectal cancer and don’t want to take unnecessary risks?

See your gynaecologist or GP, who will:

  1. prescribe a free-of-charge faecal occult blood test (FOBT) for you (people aged 50-54 years: once a year / people aged 55 years and above: every two years)
  2. give you a referral to a gastroenterologist in order to undergo screening colonoscopy (every ten years); the choice of a specific screening centre – and making an appointment – is up to you (you can use our list of accredited centres). If the specialist tells you after your colonoscopy that you had a normal result, you can rest assured for another ten years. In other words, you do not have to undergo any other examination related to colorectal cancer prevention.


  • If blood in your stools is visible to the naked eye, don’t hesitate and see your doctor immediately.


Who is entitled to a free examination?

In the Czech Republic, the following groups of citizens are eligible for colorectal cancer screening reimbursed from the public health insurance:

  1. men and women aged 50 to 54 years: faecal occult blood test once per year, OR screening colonoscopy every 10 years,
  2. men and women aged 55 and over: faecal occult blood test at two-year intervals, OR screening colonoscopy every 10 years.


Other cancer screening programmes (for women only)

Have you obtained a letter from your health insurance company, inviting you to participate in another screening programme?


Last updated on 20 August 2020