Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

If you’re 45 years old or older, the time to get screened for colorectal cancer is now. Talk to your doctor about what screening test option is right for you.
If you’re 45 years old or older, the time to get screened for colorectal cancer is now. Talk to your doctor about what screening test option is right for you.
If you’re 45 years old or older, the time to get screened for colorectal cancer is now. Talk to your doctor about what screening test option is right for you.
Basic Information
Statistics
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Colorectal cancer is a common cancer in men and women in the United States. The Data Visualizations Tool provides detailed statistics.

Screen for Life
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CDC’s Screen for Life campaign tells men and women about the importance of colorectal cancer screening.

The Bums and the Bees

A father encourages his adult son to be screened for colorectal cancer in this video.

Featured Resources
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommended Best Practices. Moderator: David Lieberman, MD. Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon.

New continuing education courses explain how to increase colorectal cancer screening and improve screening quality.

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People who had colorectal cancer screening tests describe why they did it and what it was like.

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CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program helps states and tribes increase colorectal cancer screening rates.

CDC works with partners to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer in the United States. Learn what CDC is doing.