Colorectal Cancer awareness and screening is important year-round. In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, here are a few things you can do:
- Learn more. Use the risk assessment tool and explore the resources we’ve shared below.
- Listen to & join the national conversation. Follow the American Cancer Society and the #80inEveryCommunity campaign.
- Get screened. The new screening recommendation is age 45. Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to get screened. Community care clinics are ready to provide screening and related services, regardless of ability
- American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer resources and online communities & support
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Screen for Life campaign, which includes a quiz to test your knowledge
- Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s downloadable materials, which includes a Family Health History Tree and Questions to Ask Your Doctor
For Health Care Professionals
Health care professionals play the most important role in getting people screened. Below are some resources and tools to help you reach the 80% screening rate goal:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Increasing Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening: Action Guide
- American Cancer Society’s Prevention, Early Detection, and Survivorship Care Guidelines and the ColonMD: Clinician’s Info
- National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable‘s Increasing Screening Among the Underserved webinar and Communications Guidebook
- Find inspiration and best practice tips from the 80% National Achievement Awards Honorees
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Screen for Life campaign
- Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s downloadable
- Community care clinics are a resource for you! Start a conversation to see how you can collaborate to improve health outcomes.
- Community care members can find additional resources in the Member Center