Category: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Men, Cancer, and Culture: How Our Culture Can Help Men Lower Their Cancer Risk

In the United States, June is a time when we pause and celebrate men by observing Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week and Month. During June, we also celebrate cultural observances like Native American Day, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, and Juneteenth—a new federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Because cancer affects men differently based on their race and ethnicity, each of June’s cultural observances offers creative opportunities for us to learn how our cultures affect our experiences with cancer. Read More >

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45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screen for Life National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

You may have heard by now that the new recommended age to start colorectal cancer screening has been lowered from age 50 to 45. When we started to think about messaging around this age change, we jokingly threw out phrases like, “You now get to be screened for colorectal cancer even earlier, starting at age 45—lucky you!” We know colorectal cancer screening isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun afternoon, regardless of which test option you use. Read More >

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Five Things to Know about Colorectal Cancer Screening

Stop wondering and start learning about colorectal cancer. Graphic of woman standing outside in a garden.

Colorectal cancer is the #2 cancer killer of both men and women in the US. Here are five things to know about colorectal cancer screening. Read More >

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A Big Anniversary for Screen for Life!

20th Anniversary Screen for Life National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

"One day soon, I hope this campaign and others like it can fade away, as colorectal cancer screening becomes the norm for everyone. As we say, ‘No more excuses, folks!’ Screening really does save lives.” Read More >

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National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable: 80% in Every Community

80 percent in every community

“In 2015, working with CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program became deeply personal when my sister-in-law died of colorectal cancer. Jan was age 56 when she died and she had been diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer two years earlier. Like millions of people age 50 to 74 years, Jan had never been screened for colorectal cancer; in fact, she was in the age group (50 to 54 years) with the lowest U.S. rate of screening. Her colorectal cancer could have been prevented or detected early, when treatment is more effective. Jan could have been alive today.” Read More >

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