Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign twentieth anniversary

Launched in 1999, the Screen for Life campaign celebrates 20 years.

CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women who are 50 years old or older about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer regularly. Screening tests help find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. This prevents colorectal cancer. Screening also can find this cancer early, when treatment works best. But about one-third of adults who are 50 years old or older (about 22 million people)—the age group at greatest risk of getting colorectal cancer—have not been screened as recommended.

Learn more about the campaign.

Campaign Resources

Public Service Announcements

Television, radio, and print public service announcements (PSAs) are available at no cost for organizations and individuals to share with local media. To request video files, please contact CDC-INFO.

Ready-to-use “live-read” scripts that a radio announcer can use during on-air programming are available in English and Spanish in 40-, 30-, and 20-second versions.

Print Materials

Screen for Life provides fact sheets, brochures, posters, and reminder postcards for the general public, health care providers, campaign partners, and health organizations. You can download these materials and print them at home or at a local print shop. To order printed copies of selected publications, please visit CDC-INFO on Demand.