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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses

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Age-Specific Risk Factors for Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer, 1981–2013
Expiration Date: August 23, 2019

Epidemiologic studies have identified an increase in colorectal cancer among younger adults. By using a statewide population-based cancer registry, this study examines sociodemographic and clinical disparities in colorectal cancer and characterizes advanced-stage colorectal cancer risk factors with specific attention to age-specific risk factors.

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CDC Medscape Expert Commentaries

CDC Expert Commentary: Hannah Weir, PhD

Seeking High-Quality Cancer Care for Everyone
by Hannah Weir, PhD, September 17, 2018

The good news is that survival in the United States is among the highest in the world. However, the data also told a troubling story about the disproportionate burden of lower cancer survival experienced by black Americans. These inequalities represent a large and growing number of potentially avoidable premature deaths.

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Blog Posts: Helpful Tips for Doctors

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The Six Steps New Hampshire Took to Get More People Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Screening at the right age can find colorectal cancer before it starts, but some people still don’t go for many reasons. A CDC-funded program in New Hampshire created a way to overcome the problems patients had getting screened.

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Recorded Webinars and Other Videos

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Psychosocial Distress Screening

Learn about tools that health care providers can use to conduct distress screening with cancer survivors from Dr. Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, a clinical health psychologist in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

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Screening Guidelines

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Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines [PDF-175KB]

The Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines chart compares recommendations from the American Cancer Society, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Patients receiving chemotherapy are at risk for developing infections that may lead to hospitalization, disruptions in chemotherapy schedules, and even death. Outpatient oncology facilities can use the Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings to standardize and improve infection prevention practices.

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