Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, help spread the word about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances, including National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like colon cancer.
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add this Web badge to your website.
- Add information about colorectal cancer to your newsletter.
- Tweet about Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
- Host a community event where families can be active while learning about local health resources.
By raising awareness about colorectal cancer, communities, organizations, and health professionals can take action toward prevention.