July 2016

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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July 29, 2016
July 22, 2016
  • Men and women 50–75 years old should be screened for colorectal (colon) cancer, but at least one third of people in that age group haven’t been tested as recommended.
  • CDC’s Screen for Life campaign features celebrities—Morgan Freeman, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Diane Keaton, Jimmy Smits, and Terrence Howard—explaining the benefits of colorectal cancer screening.
  • Several kinds of tests can find colorectal cancer, so people 50 or older should talk to a doctor about which test is right for them. 
July 15, 2016
  • Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, and African American men have the highest rates of lung cancer in the United States.
  • Menthol cigarette smoking is highest among African Americans—a likely effect of targeted marketing by the tobacco industry. 
  • To learn more about tobacco-related behaviors and disparities among African Americans, read the new supplement in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 
July 8, 2016
July 1, 2016


Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: July 29, 2016