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You can listen to these audio files on your computer now, or download them and listen to them later. Many are offered in short (one-minute) and long (three- to six-minute) versions.

Podcasts en español: Usted puede escuchar ahora estos archivos de audio en su computadora o puede descargarlos y escucharlos más tarde. ¿No está familiarizado con los podcasts? Vea Ayuda para podcasts.

CDC Vital Signs logoHave You Been Tested for Colorectal Cancer? (November 2013)
Podcast iconPodcast (1:15)
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but only if people get tested. Doctors often recommend colonoscopy, but the fecal occult blood test and sigmoidoscopy also effectively find colorectal cancer early. When people can pick the test they prefer, they're more likely to actually get tested.

Photo of CDC Director Doctor Tom FriedenColon Cancer (November 2013)
Podcast iconPodcast (1:27)
In this podcast, Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC Director, discusses the importance of colon cancer tests. He says, "Every year, more than 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer, and yet, testing could have prevented most of those deaths."

A Cup of Health with CDC logoBig Kids Need Shots Too (August 2013)
Podcast iconListen to this podcast: Long version (2:55) or Short version (0:59)
At ages 11 through 12, vaccines are recommended to protect against cancers caused by HPV, as well as to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and meningitis. This podcast discusses the importance of ensuring preteens and teens stay current on their shots.

A Cup of Health with CDC logoHPV Vaccine (July 2013)
Podcast iconListen to this podcast: Long version (3:35) or Short version (0:59)
Nearly all sexually active men and women will get infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives. HPV can lead to serious health problems later in life, including certain cancers in both men and women. This podcast explains the importance of getting the HPV vaccine.

HPV Vaccine is Cancer PreventionWhy HPV Vaccine Is Important to My Family: The Story of a Cervical Cancer Survivor (May 2013)
Podcast iconPodcast (2:24)
A young mom's world is turned upside-down when she's diagnosed with cervical cancer. Learn what she's doing to protect her kids from HPV-associated cancers.

A Cup of Health with CDC logoHow Often to Get a Pap Test (January 2013)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (2:44) or Short version (0:59)
Cervical cancer has declined in the U.S., and the decline is largely due to Pap testing and follow-up. Screening recommendations have changed. In this podcast, Meg Watson talks about Pap testing.

A Cup of Health with CDC logoTake a Moment for a Mammogram (December 2012)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (2:49) or Short version (0:59)
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. In this podcast, Dr. Lisa Richardson discusses the importance of women being screened regularly for breast cancer.

CDC Vital Signs logoDefeating Breast Cancer (November 2012)
Podcast iconPodcast (1:15)
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Better screening and treatment have contributed to a decline in breast cancer deaths, but not all women have benefited equally. Learn how we all can help reduce breast cancer deaths.

Kidtastics logoSun Proof (October 2012)
Podcast iconPodcast (3:37)
In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about the harmful effects of the sun and how to protect yourself from it.

A Cup of Health with CDC logoProtect Your Skin (May 2012)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (5:11) or Short version (0:59)
As the days get warmer, many of us spend more time outside. Protecting skin from the sun should be a priority. In this podcast, Dawn Holman discusses ways to prevent skin cancer.

A Cup of Health with CDC logoStop HPV (May 2012)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (3:17) or Short version (0:59)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is linked to nearly all cervical cancers in women and to several other cancers in both sexes. In this podcast, Meg Watson talks about prevention.

Graphic: group of peopleSteps You Can Take to Prevent Cancer (February 2012)
Listen to this podcast (2:00)
This podcast discusses the main steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting cancer.

Melanoma surveillance graphicMelanoma Surveillance in the United States (October 2011)
These podcasts accompany a supplement produced by CDC and published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, focusing on melanoma surveillance, trends, and survival rates.
Collecting Melanoma Data [4:46]
The Economic Burden of Melanoma [5:04]
Melanoma, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Socioeconomic Status [5:25]

CDC Radio iconCDC Radio - Gynecologic Cancer Public Service Announcements
Be Brave PSA (:60)
I Had PSA (:60)
I Had PSA (:30)
My Story PSA (:60)
My Story PSA (:30)

A Cup of Health with CDC logoBeating Cancer (March 2011)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (3:21) or Short version (0:59)
Since 1971, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled. In this podcast, Dr. Arica White discusses the importance of early detection in surviving cancer.

CDC Radio iconCDC Radio - Colorectal Cancer Screening Public Service Announcements
Message from Terrence Howard: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:60)
Message from Terrence Howard: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:20)
Message from Jimmy Smits: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:30)
Message from Jimmy Smits: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:20)
Message from Morgan Freeman: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:60)
Message from Morgan Freeman: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:30)
Message from Morgan Freeman: Screening for Colorectal Cancer PSA (:15)

A Cup of Health with CDC logoWomen: Be Aware (September 2008)
Listen to this podcast: Long version (3:37) or Short version (0:59)
These podcasts discuss National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which highlights the five types of cancers unique to women: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.

HHS HealthBeat Podcasts

Each MP3 audio file is 59 seconds long and about 1 megabyte in size.

Healthy living after childhood cancer
August 26, 2014

Hookah and cancer
June 12, 2014

Selenium and prostate cancer
April 3, 2014

Indoor tanning teens
April 1, 2014

Fat and colon cancer
March 14, 2014

International indoor tanning
March 13, 2014

Actively living with cancer
February 24, 2014

Rising melanoma
February 17, 2014

 
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