Implementing Educational and Systems-Level Changes to Improve Cancer Screening Rates Among State Employees in Missouri
TOOLS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE — Volume 19 — December 1, 2022
This infographic has several sections. The main points are 1) Colorectal cancer: catch it early and reduce your risk. 2) Risk factors for colorectal cancer: older age, personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, hereditary syndromes (such as Lynch syndrome), type 2 diabetes. 3) Who gets colorectal cancer? Anyone can get colorectal cancer, but some people are at increased risk. 4) If you’re age 45 or older, talk to your doctor about getting screened. 5) What can you do about it? Reduce your risk by managing your diet, weight, and physical activity, and by avoiding tobacco.
An infographic on colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer screening developed by the Screening Improvement Project in Missouri in 2021. The infographic was designed to increase knowledge and awareness of colorectal cancer and improve colorectal cancer screening rates among Missouri state employees and the general population in the state. Reproduced with permission from the American Cancer Society.
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