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Just type in an e-mail address and send a colorful electronic greeting card that encourages colorectal cancer screening.
Don't Pass on this Test Podcast Don't Pass on this Test Podcast
Learn the importance of regular screening tests and the warning signs of colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
Screening Demonstration Program Screening Demonstration Program
The program is aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening among low-income adults aged 50 and over who have little or no health insurance coverage for regular screenings.
Screen for Life Campaign Screen for Life Campaign
Actor Jimmy Smits delivers an important health message in both English and Spanish, as part of CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign.

Page last reviewed: July 11, 2008
Page last updated: July 11, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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Cancer Burden
73,997 men and 71,086 women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2004.*
26,881 men and 26,699 women died from colorectal cancer in 2004.*
When colorectal cancer is found early and treated, the 5-year relative survival rate is 90%.
U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.
*The most recent year for which statistics are currently available.
Ries LAG, et al (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2004, National Cancer Institute, 2007.
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