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CANCER SCREENING MAY

HELP SAVE LIVES

Cancer impacts everyone. Help us increase awareness about early detection.


From December 7–11, we ask communities, healthcare providers, employers and insurers to join us in helping everyone understand the benefits of early cancer screening. Here, you’ll find easy-to-use resources to help raise awareness and learn more about which screening tests may be right for you and those you love.

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Cancer screening tests for patients

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Cancer screening tests for patients

Find cancer screening locations near you and learn how to talk to your doctor about your risks and what tests are best for you at this time.



RESOURCES

Resources for healthcare providers, insurers, employers and patients

Explore our useful fact sheet, toolkit and other materials to download for yourself or to share.

Resources for healthcare providers, insurers, employers and patients
Cancer resources for healthcare providers

For Healthcare Providers
Tools to educate patients and keep them informed on what screenings are best for them.

Cancer resources for insurers

For Insurers
Resources to educate your members.

Cancer resources for employers

For Employers
Materials to spread the word to employees.

Cancer resources for patients

For You
Go-to information to help you talk to your doctor about what screenings are right for you or a loved one.

OUR MISSION

Learn more about how this public health initiative has come to life in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Genentech, Rally Health and Stand Up To Cancer.


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Access to cancer screening
Access to Screening

Limited access to services like cancer screening is partly why certain ethnic groups are less likely to be diagnosed with cancer when it is small and might be easier to treat.1,2,3,4

Underserved populations and cancer screening
Underserved Populations

African American men and women have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group in the US for most cancers. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic-Latino men and women.1,2,3

Rural communities and cancer screening
Rural Communities

People living in rural areas are often diagnosed with more advanced stages of cancer, and have a higher death rate for certain cancers.5,6

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2019-2020; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures-2019-2020.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2019-2020; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures-2019-2020.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2019-2021; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-african-americans/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-african-americans-2019-2021.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2019-2021; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-african-americans/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-african-americans-2019-2021.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2018-2020; 2018. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos-2018-2020.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2018-2020; 2018. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos/cancer-facts-and-figures-for-hispanics-and-latinos-2018-2020.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Disparities in Cancer Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2019. Available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.21.1680. Accessed July 30, 2020. 

      American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement: Disparities in Cancer Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2019. Available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.21.1680. Accessed July 30, 2020. 

    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020. Available at: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/cancer. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020. Available at: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/cancer. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • ASCO Announces New Task Force To Address Rural Cancer Care Gap. ASCO; 2019. Available at: https://www.asco.org/about-asco/press-center/news-releases/asco-announces-new-task-force-address-rural-cancer-care-gap. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      ASCO Announces New Task Force To Address Rural Cancer Care Gap. ASCO; 2019. Available at: https://www.asco.org/about-asco/press-center/news-releases/asco-announces-new-task-force-address-rural-cancer-care-gap. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2020.html. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2020.html. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • Smith RA, Andrews KS, Brooks D, et al. Cancer screening in the United States, 2019: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21557. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      Smith RA, Andrews KS, Brooks D, et al. Cancer screening in the United States, 2019: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21557. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2019-2020; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures-2019-2020.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2019-2020; 2019. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures/cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-facts-and-figures-2019-2020.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD, Church TR, et al. Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21628. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD, Church TR, et al. Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020. Available at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21628. Accessed July 30, 2020.

    • American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022; 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2020-2022.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.

      American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2020-2022; 2020. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2020-2022.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2020.