For more than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has decreased disparities in breast and cervical cancer deaths.
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Health Equity
In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. Despite advancements in screening and treatment, CRC does not affect every community the same. New CRC cases (incidence) and deaths (mortality) vary substantially by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography.