Colon Cancer Screening: Communications Toolkit

The following resources are designed to help you raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. You are invited to download and share.

SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES & GRAPHICS

The six social media messages below are drawn from Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened, published by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. The companion graphics are available for you to download and use on social media.

Message #1:

Colon cancer screening saves lives by finding polyps before they turn into cancer. Talk to your doctor today about getting screened. Learn more: www.wicancer.org/coloncancer

Message #2:

Both men and women are at risk for colon cancer. Talk to your doctor today to get screened. Learn more: www.wicancer.org/coloncancer

Message #3:

There are many ways to screen for colon cancer, including a simple test you can take at home. Talk to your doctor today to get screened. Learn more: www.wicancer.org/coloncancer

Message #4:

Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the US. You can prevent it. Call your doctor today to get screened. Learn more: www.wicancer.org/coloncancer

Message #5:

Getting screened for colon cancer doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Affordable tests are available. Call your doctor today to get screened. Learn more: www.wicancer.org/coloncancer

Message #6:

Have health insurance? Most health insurance plans cover life-saving tests to check for colon cancer. Call your doctor today to get screened. Learn more: www.wicancer.org/coloncancer

HANDOUTS

These resources are designed to be printed, posted, and shared. Use them to start important conversations about cancer risk, prevention, and screening.

Poster:

  • Space to customize with your logo & contact information
  • Message tested by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
  • Sized for easy printing

Colorectal Cancer How-To Sheet:

  • Who needs to get tested for colorectal cancer? How do the tests work?
  • How can I prevent colorectal cancer?
  • What if I don’t have health insurance or I’m worried about costs?

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