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Category: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

A Matter of Trust: Colorectal Cancer Screening among Native Americans

Two-thirds of people in the United States aged 50 to 75 are up-to-date with their colorectal cancer screening. Fewer than half of American Indian and Alaska Native people in the same age group are up-to-date. CDC is working with partners to change those numbers.

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control partners with Indian Health Service and tribally run clinics to get more American Indian and Alaska Native men and women screened for colorectal cancer. Read More >

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Prevent Colorectal Cancer: We Can Do It!

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A childhood friend has late-stage colon cancer. The prognosis is grim. But this is one #cancer you can prevent. Read More >

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The Six Steps New Hampshire Took to Get More People Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Photo of Gail Sullivan, a patient navigator in the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program.

Screening at the right age can find colorectal cancer before it starts, but some people still don’t go for many reasons. A CDC-funded program in New Hampshire created a way to overcome the problems patients had getting screened. Read More >

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