It is important for men and women who are 50 years old or older to get 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.

Public Service Announcements

Telephone System On-Hold Messaging

Public Service Announcements - Telephone System On-Hold Messaging

  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month On-Hold Message
  • On-Hold Message Script:

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S.

    But it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer can be prevented. Screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50 saves lives! Talk to your health care provider today about which screening test is right for you.

Print Materials*

Available to order free for use to educate on the importance of routine colorectal cancer screening.

Katie Couric: Really?

Terence Howard: This is Personal Reminder Postcard

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives Brochure

* Materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Screen for Life Campaign. For more Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign information, visit

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