Colorectal Cancer in Wisconsin

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer for women and men in Wisconsin. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum, called a polyp. Some polyps can turn into cancer over time, but not all polyps become cancer.

More people are getting screened for colorectal cancer in Wisconsin. But many people do not have the access they need to get this important screening.

We share important resources with our members and the public, to raise awareness about colorectal cancer screening and reduce disparities in screening access and completion.


Social Media Toolkit

Download and share our six social media graphics and sample messages.

Colorectal Cancer Infographic

Use this infographic to introduce audiences to the basic facts about colorectal cancer in Wisconsin.

Colorectal Cancer How-To Sheet

Share this colorectal cancer handout with patients and families who may have financial, educational, or language barriers.

Working closely with clinics

For the past five years, the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative and the Center for Urban Population Health have partnered with the CDC to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in colorectal cancer screening.

We provide technical assistance, grant funding, and support to seven Federally Qualified Health Centers, primarily located in southeast Wisconsin. Our goal is to build clinic capacity and increase colorectal screening rates among patients ages 50-75.

Contact Project Coordinator Allison Antoine to learn more.