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Two concerned doctors reviewing MRI images as part of a Cancer Screening


  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for an average of 1,602 deaths each day (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • Care for cancer survivors accounted for an estimated $137.4 billion in medical care expenditures in the United States in 2010 (National Cancer Institute) External Web Site Icon.
  • More systematic efforts to expand use of established screening tests, reduce tobacco use, obesity, and ultraviolent radiation exposure, and improve diet and physical activity could prevent much of the suffering and death from cancer (ACS) External Web Site Icon.
  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year more than 65,000 people are diagnosed with melanomas of the skin (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
Task Force Findings 
Recommended Completed April 2014
Insufficient Evidence Completed February 2002
Insufficient Evidence Completed July 2002
Insufficient Evidence Completed July 2002
Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

Black Corals: A Gem of a Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina
Black Corals: Video – 10:21 Audio/Video FileExternal Web Site Icon

Community Cancer Screening Program: Implementing Interventions to Address Disparities

Practice What You Promote: Increasing Cancer Screening Rates Among Employees

Putting the Community Guide to Work at Workplaces: Partnering to Reach Employers

Screening New Yorkers to Save Lives

Community Guide News

Prompting Healthcare Providers Can Increase Cancer Screenings
Developed by The Community Guide

Community-Based Skin Cancer Prevention that Works
Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control


September 20, 2011 - The Community Guide: A Resource to Improve Health and Prevent Cancer in your Area. External Web Site Icon
Developed by the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with The Community Guide

What Works – Fact Sheets

What Works Fact Sheet: Cancer Screening pdf icon [PDF - Size 914 kB]

What Works Fact Sheet: Skin Cancer Prevention pdf icon [PDF - Size 946 kB]

Community Guide Flyer

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Use this quick-read description of the Community Guide as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone piece for exhibits, webinars, meetings, and conferences. [Two pages, designed to print front-and-back, head-to-head in color, on white 8.5" x 11" paper]


The Community Guide in Action

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