HHS Promotes Colorectal Screening

May 1, 2002

WASHINGTON-The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving to cut colorectal cancer mortality by urging screenings for all Americans age 50 and older. In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, HHS will established a task force to increase public awareness of the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the disease. As part of its continuing "Screen for Life" campaign, HHS will release four new public service campaigns designed to educate American about the vital need for colorectal screening.

WASHINGTON—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving to cut colorectal cancer mortality by urging screenings for all Americans age 50 and older. In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, HHS will established a task force to increase public awareness of the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the disease. As part of its continuing "Screen for Life" campaign, HHS will release four new public service campaigns designed to educate American about the vital need for colorectal screening.