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Stories from the Field

Want to know what others are doing to improve the health of their communities? Explore our Stories from the Field to see how communities across the Nation are implementing Healthy People 2020.
 
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Topic Area(s): Cancer
Objective(s): C-5, C-16 LHI
Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, and the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths.1 But although colorectal cancer is very common—and there are effective tests for it—many people in the United States aren’t getting screened.2

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Cook County CARES

Topic Area(s): Cancer
Objective(s): C-5, C-16 LHI
Date Posted: 12/12/2017

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.1 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all adults ages 50 to 75 get screened for the disease.2 But in 2015, only about 62% of adults in the United States were screened according to the guidelines.3