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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 (sufficient evidence) Completed October 2009
Recommended (sufficient evidence) Completed October 2009
Recommended (sufficient evidence) Completed October 2009

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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

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 - 4.6 MB] External Web Site Icon
Developed by CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

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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

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