Comprehensive Cancer Control

Screen ME!

 

Nearly 900 people are diagnosed with colon cancer in Maine each year, and approximately 300 die from the disease. It is estimated that regular screening could prevent as many as 90% of those deaths. Screen ME! is a statewide, multi-year social marketing campaign that aims to increase awareness and screening of colon cancer among Maine adults, age 50 and older.

In July of 2009, Maine was awarded a federal grant to establish the Colorectal Cancer Control Program. This program offers no-cost screening to Mainers age 50 and over, who are underinsured or uninsured, and who earn less than 250% of federal income guidelines.  The Colorectal Cancer Control Program offers additional support for the Screen ME! colon cancer screening education initiative.

Educational Materials:


Facts About Colorectal Cancer: What is Colorectal Cancer? (Adobe *)
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Facts About Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors (Adobe PDF*)
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Facts About Colorectal Cancer: Screening Saves Lives (Adobe PDF*)
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Facts About Colorectal Cancer: Precautions You Can Take (Adobe PDF*)
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