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Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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July 22, 2016

  • Men and women 50–75 years old should be screened for colorectal (colon) cancer, but at least one third of people in that age group haven’t been tested as recommended.
  • CDC’s Screen for Life campaign features celebrities—Morgan Freeman, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Diane Keaton, Jimmy Smits, and Terrence Howard—explaining the benefits of colorectal cancer screening.
  • Several kinds of tests can find colorectal cancer, so people 50 or older should talk to a doctor about which test is right for them. 
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  • Page last reviewed: July 22, 2016
  • Page last updated: July 22, 2016
  • Content source:
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