Free Posters about Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer is something many of us are a little squeamish to ask about or talk about. If you are looking for educational materials for your school, medical office, health center or health fair, these free posters can break the ice. While people are in the waiting room or restroom, you can inspire them to get screened. Often the posters feature celebrities or real people who have a story to tell of surviving colon cancer due to having a screening performed.

This gives a face to a procedure they may be uncomfortable thinking about or discussing.

Screen for Life Campaign Posters - CDC

 The free posters are provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Their Screen for Life campaign uses some celebrities and for some of them they have both English and Spanish versions. You can download them a .pdf files and print them yourself, or order printed versions. The color posters only come in two sizes (11x17 or 17x22) but black and white versions can be printed on normal paper.

See all of the versions: Screen for Life Campaign Posters

Art Gallery

This is a picture of two people in an art gallery standing by the phrase "Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives" in a frame. The man tells the woman, "Now THAT I understand."
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Busy People

This has pictures of four busy-looking people with the following text: "What do these busy people have in common?

They all got tested for colorectal cancer. If they have time, so do you."
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Are You the Picture of Health? 2007

This is a poster of Katie Couric forming a picture frame with her fingers. The text reads "Are you the picture of health? Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer. But it doesn't have to be."
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Are You the Picture of Health - 2005

This earlier version with Katie Couric asks, “You might look and feel fine, but you need to get the inside story. Colorectal cancer often has no symptoms, so please tested. I did.”
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True or False?

This text-heavy poster asks four true-or-false questions then provides the answers. It is available in both English and Spanish versions.
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No Excuses (3 People)

This poster is available in either English or Spanish. It features three people giving the most common excuses for why they haven't been screened for colorectal cancer.English • Spanish

No Excuses (4 People)

This poster is similar but has four people. It is also available in either English or Spanish, in either portrait or landscape orientation. English - Spanish

This is Personal

Actor Trevor Howard is featured, telling the story of how his mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 56. It's available in color or black and white and two different sizes.
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Screening Saves Lives

This poster shows several people and has the slogan, "Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. But it doesn’t have to be."
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