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

Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States (CDC External Web Site Icon).

  • Getting screening tests regularly may find breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon) cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best (CDC External Web Site Icon).
  • Avoiding ultraviolet rays through shade structures, protective clothing, and sunscreen can reduce the likelihood of developing skin cancer (CDC External Web Site Icon).
  • Reducing tobacco use and obesity, and improving diet and physical activity could prevent the development of many types of cancer (ACS External Web Site Icon).
Task Force Findings
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Recommended (strong evidence) Completed April 2019
Recommended (strong evidence) Completed April 2019
Recommended (strong evidence) Completed April 2019
Recommended (strong evidence) Completed August 2016
Recommended (strong evidence) Completed August 2016

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Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to increase cancer screening and prevent skin cancer can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources

Implementation Products

Implementation Science at a Glance
Developed by the National Cancer Institute

Action Guides

Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening and Promoting Screening Quality: An Action Guide for Engaging Employers and Professional Medical Organizations pdf icon [PDF - 6.1 MB] External Web Site Icon
Developed by CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Action Guide for Working with Health Systems pdf icon [PDF - 4.6MB] External Web Site Icon
Developed by CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Webinars

Tools of the Trade: Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening External Web Site Icon (July 18, 2017)
Developed by the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with The Community Guide

Using The Community Guide to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening External Web Site Icon (May 6, 2019)
Developed by CSTE in collaboration with The Community Guide

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

American Cancer Society and Community Health Centers Partner to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

AMIGAS: Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening among Hispanic Women

AMIGAS: Promover las pruebas de detección del cáncer de cuello uterino entre las mujeres hispanas

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

Blueprint for Success in Reducing Tobacco Use

Community Cancer Screening Program: Implementing Interventions to Address Disparities

Evidence-Based Recommendations Get Minnesotans in the Groove

New York: Increasing Cancer Screenings, Saving Lives

Practice What You Promote: Increasing Cancer Screening Rates Among Employees

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

What Works – Fact Sheets

Cancer Screening

Skin Cancer Prevention

Improving Women's Health

One Pagers

Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening – Breast Cancer

Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening – Cervical Cancer

Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening – Colorectal Cancer

Community Guide News

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

Multicomponent Interventions Recommended to Increase Cancer Screening
Developed by The Community Guide

Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening are Cost-Effective
Developed by The Community Guide

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

The Community Guide in Action

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