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Colorectal Cancer

Some Important Facts You Should Know about Colorectal Cancer! Provides information about colorectal cancer, the different tests available to screen for colorectal cancer, your Medicare benefits for colorectal cancer screening, and steps you can take to help protect your health.

Publications in English

CRC (Colorectal Cancer) Screening Saves Lives (CMS #11010) This brochure provides information on the different types of colorectal cancer screening tests, how screening saves lives, who is at high risk, symptoms, and insurance coverage.

Colorectal Cancer Basic Facts on Screening (CMS #11011) For individuals who want a very basic understanding of Colorectal Cancer and screening options. Simpler and lower literacy version of the detailed fact sheet.

Colorectal Cancer Facts on Screening (CMS #11012) This fact sheet provides detailed information on colorectal cancer and screening. Includes a chart with information on each screening test (e.g., purpose, important considerations, Medicare/insurance coverage, etc.) titled "Colorectal Cancer Facts on Screening."

Publicaciones en Español

Cáncer Colorrectal - Rompamos el Silencio: Un folleto que explica la importancia de la Prueba Colorectal y la detección temprana.


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Screen for Life" campaign

This section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website contains information about the Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign. Campaign materials, frequently asked questions, partner profiles, and state contacts can be obtained.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website contains a section on Colorectal Cancer. Contents of this section highlight Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Control Initiatives.
The National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute provides information about treatment, clinical trials, alternative medicine, coping with side effects, nutrition, support groups, and related literature.
American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Website contains a Colon and Rectum Cancer Resource Center. Included in the resource center are answers to questions about the nature of colorectal cancer, it's causes and risk factors as well as publications and an 800 number for assistance.
The American Gastroenterological Association

This page on the American Gastroenterological Association Website contains information about the Digestive Health Initiative Public Outreach campaign. A free brochure is available as well an 800 number.
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery

This website contains information about how to locate a colon and rectal surgeon in your area, registries, discussion groups, newsletters and links to related sites.

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