Colorectal Cancer Podcasts

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Radio Public Service Announcements

These public service announcements (PSAs) were developed by the Screen for Life campaign for organizations and individuals to share with local media. They explain the facts about colorectal cancer and why screening is important for people who are 50 years old or older.

Doctor discussing results with her patients.

In this public service announcement, learn how screening helps prevent colorectal cancer, when to start screening, and what the screening test options are.

60-second version media icon[MP3-2.3MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-10KB]

30-second version media icon[MP3-1.1MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-9KB]

Meryl Streep

Actress Meryl Streep says, “There is so much in life we can’t control. But here’s something we can: colorectal cancer.” She talks about getting screened herself and urges others to do the same.

60-second version media icon[MP3-2.3MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-220KB]

30-second version media icon[MP3-1.1MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-142KB]

Terrence Howard

Actor Terrence Howard talks about losing his mother to colorectal cancer and urges people to be screened for the disease.

60-second version media icon[MP3-2.3MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-14KB]

20-second version media icon[MP3-783KB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-14KB]

Jimmy Smits

Set in a movie screening room, actor Jimmy Smits explains how a different kind of screening—for colorectal cancer—saves lives.

30-second version media icon[MP3-632KB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-14KB]

20-second version media icon[MP3-318KB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-14KB]

Other Colorectal Cancer Podcasts

Photo of Dr. Lisa Richardson

Dr. Lisa Richardson shares her medical and personal advice for people between the ages of 50 and 75 about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Podcast media icon[MP3-4MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-155KB]

Photo of Dr. Florence Tangka

Health economist Dr. Florence Tangka talks about studies on figuring out the costs of running a colorectal cancer screening program.

Podcast media icon[MP3-7.4MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-81KB]

Photo of a couple

CDC’s Dr. Lisa Richardson explains why she got tested for colorectal cancer when she turned 50 years old.

Podcast media icon[MP3-2.4MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-85KB]

CDC Vital Signs logo

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but only if people get tested. When people can pick the test they prefer, they’re more likely to actually get tested.

Podcast media icon[MP3-1.2MB] | Transcript pdf icon[PDF-143KB]