Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Reducing the incidence of cancer through life-saving screenings

Cancer Screenings Save Lives

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States (U.S.). The American Cancer Society estimates about 49,700 deaths will occur during 2015 to colon cancer in the U.S. Although the incidence of colon cancer has declined significantly over the past ten years, largely due to improvement in screening and early detection, rates of colon cancer remain highest in the Midwest.

The good news is that about half of all colon cancer deaths a year could be prevented if everyone age 50 and older got screened for colon cancer. Prevention and early detection improves health, saves lives and reduces healthcare costs.

We encourage you to reach out to your state’s American Cancer Society representative for additional assistance and resources. Contact information is below:

South Dakota
Jill Ireland
4904 S. Technopolis Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

North Dakota
Shannon Bacon
4646 Amber Valley Pkwy
Fargo, ND 58104

Colorectal Cancer Screening News



Colorectal Cancer Updates and News

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Training Events

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Quality Measures

External Resources
Colorectal Cancer Infographic

Tools & Resources



American Cancer Society
Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures 2017-2019
Colorectal Cancer Information and Resources
Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinician's Toolbox and Guide
Final USPSTF Recommendations for CRC Screening
How to Increase Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: An Action Plan
Medicare Preventive Services
National Cancer Institute
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT)
NCCRT Colorectal Cancer Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages to Reach the Unscreened
NCCRT Health Plan Handbook: Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices Case Studies & Tools
NCCRT Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation: Advice paying and sustaining navigation
NCCRT Stool-Based Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening
National Colon Cancer Alliance
Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit
Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

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