Exciting New Resources for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
CDC’s Screen for Life campaign is offering a suite of new and updated materials for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March. They’re available on the new Resource Toolkit page.
- The Screen for Life fact sheets, brochures, and one-pagers have a fresh, colorful new look.
- Our new “Screening Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer” infographic briefly explains the recommended screening tests.
- We also have a variety of attractive posters and postcards in English and Spanish.
- Celebrities including Terrence Howard, Katie Couric, Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Smits, and Meryl Streep have shared their stories in compelling videos and podcasts (public service announcements).
Test your knowledge about colorectal cancer with our new quiz! Who gets colorectal cancer? At what age should you stop getting screened? Make sure you know the facts!
Spread the Word: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives!
We developed suggested tweets and Facebook posts, as well as graphics sized for social media. See our Social Media Tips [PDF-86KB] to get the most out of your posts!
Doctors: Free CME on Colorectal Cancer Screening
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality provides guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening for colorectal cancer to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. The materials were revised recently to reflect the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s 2016 Recommendation Statement for colorectal cancer screening.
Upcoming Twitter Chats
On Tuesday, March 7 at 1pm Eastern Time, DCPC will participate in a Twitter chat about colorectal cancer with Dr. Richard Besser. Follow us @CDC_Cancer and use the hashtag #abcDrBchat.
On Tuesday, March 14 at 1pm Eastern Time, DCPC will join @SaludToday to share how Latinos can lower their risk for colorectal cancer. The hashtag is #SaludTues.