Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 2015


Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.

Screening tests help find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer. This prevents colorectal cancer. Screening also can find this cancer early, when treatment is most effective. However, about one-third of adults aged 50 or older (about 22 million people)—the age group at greatest risk of developing colorectal cancer—have not been screened as recommended. Click image on the right to view colorectal cancer brochure. 



Screen for Life Campaign Public Service Announcements

Screen for Life partners with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and its cofounder, Katie Couric, to create public service announcements with celebrities. Some have been affected by colorectal cancer personally. Click image on the right to view video.