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What Works Fact Sheet: Cancer Screening

Resource Summary

Doctor reassures woman, represent interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with or die from breast, cervical, or colorectal (cancer of the colon and the rectum) cancers. Screening for these cancers can lead to early detection, more effective treatment, and fewer cancer deaths. This brochure is designed to help public health program planners, community advocates, educators, and policymakers find proven intervention strategies—including programs, services, and policies—to increase screening rates for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. It can help decision makers in both public and private sectors make choices about what intervention strategies are best for their communities.

This brochure summarizes information in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), an essential resource for people who want to know what works in public health.