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Colorectal Cancer

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  • Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer can develop when cells that are not normal grow in your colon or rectum. These growths are commonly called polyps.
  • The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age
  • More than 90% of cases occur in those ages 50 or older
  • If everyone age 50 or older received regular screenings, 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided
  • Talk with your doctor about getting screened and what test might be best for you


 Meet Jo Jo, a 50 year old male who is thinking about getting screened for colon cancer, in this funny comedy clip.


  • Provide colorectal screening access for priority populations

  • Launch integrated public education and outreach with partners

  • Improve patient outcomes by supporting quality assurance and improvement initiatives

  • Explore  the future by preparing the program for health care reform