Join the Nuestras Voces Network, the National
Alliance for Hispanic Health and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to
promote colorectal cancer screening among Hispanics. We’ve pledged our support
to a national movement to get adults ages 50 and older regularly screened for
Why is this important for Hispanics? Colorectal
cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among Hispanics, yet it’s
one of the most preventable. Even though the disease is
often preventable or treatable if detected early through screening, nationwide
one in three adults between 50 and 75 years old are not screened as recommended.
Among Hispanics, this number is closer to one in two.
can make a difference:
o At the top
of the page join our Thunderclap via Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr and get the word out to your
friends, colleagues, and followers.
Every voice matters. Every
o Join the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices)
Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities to learn
about opportunities to be a part of the solution.
your support to the 80%
by 2018 Campaign, a national movement that by
2018 seeks to ensure that at least 80% of adults ages 50 and older will be regularly
screened for colorectal cancer.
Cancer Facts &
Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2015-2017. Atlanta: American Cancer Society;
Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report: Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use — United
States, 2012. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. November 5, 2013.