Thank you for spreading the word about the importance of colorectal cancer screening!

The Cancer You Can Prevent campaign informs people that colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer, but it can be prevented by screening. Everyone over the age of 50 (45 for African Americans) should be screened for colorectal cancer even if they don’t have family history or symptoms.

People are most likely to get screened if they are encouraged by someone else who has been screened. Please encourage your congregation, co-workers, neighbors and loved ones to talk about their experience!

We have materials available to help spread the word, including:

  • Handouts for use in faith service bulletins, newsletters, employee mailboxes, etc.
  • Content for newsletters, websites and social media
  • Posters and fliers to print out and use in community spaces, workplaces, clinics and other locations.

Together we can save the lives of thousands of Oregonians!

Your Stories

When two of our good friends passed away from colorectal cancer, my husband and I decided it was time to be screened. We realize now that there was no reason to put it off. It’s quick and easy, and we’ll be screened again as soon as it’s time. The best part of screening is knowing that we’ve done our job in preventing the cancer.

Karen Emmerling


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